Turning Your Outline into Your Rough Draft

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					 Turning Your Outline
into Your Rough Draft


     Building the Body
  of Your Research Paper
        Introduction-Section I
I.   Introduction
     A.
     B.                Don’t worry about this
                     section of your rough draft
     C.              until you finish your body
     D.                      paragraphs.

     E.
     F.
     G. Thesis Statement-paragraphneeded based on body
                          revise as
                                    development
      Body-Outline Sections II-V
II.   Topic Sentence about one aspect of your argument (general)
      A.       Specific assertion about the topic
               1.       Quote from text to support assertion
               2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                        text using critic’s opinion and/or your own

      B.       2nd specific assertion about the topic
               1.       Quote from text to support assertion
               2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                        text using critic’s opinion and/or your own
      C.       Concluding sentence that summarizes main idea of the
               paragraph and allows for flow into next paragraph.
       Body-Outline Sections II-V
III.   Topic Sentence about another aspect of your argument (general)
       A.       Specific assertion about the topic
                1.       Quote from text to support assertion
                2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                         text using critic’s opinion and/or your own

       B.       2nd specific assertion about the topic
                1.       Quote from text to support assertion
                2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                         text using critic’s opinion and/or your own
       C.       Concluding sentence that summarizes main idea of the
                paragraph and allows for flow into next paragraph.
      Body-Outline Sections II-V
IV.   Topic Sentence about a third aspect of your argument (general)
      A.       Specific assertion about the topic
               1.       Quote from text to support assertion
               2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                        text using critic’s opinion and/or your own

      B.       2nd specific assertion about the topic
               1.       Quote from text to support assertion
               2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                        text using critic’s opinion and/or your own
      C.       Concluding sentence that summarizes main idea of the
               paragraph and allows for flow into next paragraph.
     Body-Outline Sections II-V
V.   Topic Sentence about a fourth aspect of your argument (general)
     A.       Specific assertion about the topic
              1.       Quote from text to support assertion
              2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                       text using critic’s opinion and/or your own

     B.       2nd specific assertion about the topic
              1.       Quote from text to support assertion
              2.       Another quote and/or explanation of the
                       text using critic’s opinion and/or your own
     C.       Concluding sentence that summarizes main idea of the
              paragraph and allows for flow into next paragraph.
 Conclusion-Outline Section VI
VI. Conclusion
    A.           Work on this section of your
    B.            rough draft once you have
    C.                finished your body
                  paragraphs. After all, you
    D.           can’t reiterate main points if
    E.            you don’t know what these
    F.                  main points are!
 Rough Draft-The Big Picture
You should have at least three or four sections:
-each section “covers” a major point from your thesis
-each section is at least one paragraph long
-try to balance the sections so that you don’t have one paragraph that
discusses your first main point and then seven paragraphs discussing
your second main point
Each paragraph should consist of 8-12 sentences
(including topic and concluding sentences)
-follow structure closely for your first rough draft
-don’t forget to use parenthetical citation after your citable info

				
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