Maybe you’ve put together a surprise birthday party for your friend. What makes us set a schedule for a series of events ahead of time?
Thinking about setting a wedding date with your significant other? In this post, I’ll answer these questions and focus on why outlining your papers is a vital part of the writing process.
Sample Introduction/Context: If the topic of your paper is the link between educational attainment and health, your introduction might do the following: (a) establish the population you are discussing, (b) define key terms such as A thesis or purpose statement should come at the end of your introduction and state clearly and concisely what the purpose or central argument of your paper is.
The introduction prepares your reader for this statement, and the rest of the paper follows in support of it.
It’s kind of like an argument essay, except that you don’t have to use well-researched facts in order to support your thesis.
You can focus on emotional anecdotes and stories to convince your reader that you’re 100% correct.
But this type of essay is cool because it helps you sharpen both your writing skills and knowledge about a topic.
So learn something, and slay that research essay beast by starting with the best weapon.
This template will help you put a framework to your ideas—covering the thesis, context, and history behind your topic, the existing arguments, and why the topic/research matters.
Outlines save you time and provide peace of mind when it comes to writing papers.