PHI 105 Week 4 Persuasive Essay: Outline Worksheet



Review
“How Do I Organize My Brainstorm into an Outline?” in “The Writing Process”
Media piece.

 

Assignment Directions:

 

Use the Persuasive
Essay Outline on the next page to outline your persuasive essay by completing
the following:

 

1)     
Use
the feedback you received from your instructor to revise your thesis statement.


 

a)     
Write
your thesis as a complete sentence (as you would in your essay) in the “Thesis
Sentence” section under the Introductory Paragraph heading in the outline below.

 

2)     
Create
a topic sentence for each of the three paragraphs that comprise the body of
your essay.

 

a)     
Record
the topic sentences in each of the “Topic Sentence” sections under the “Support
for Thesis” headings in the outline below.

 

b)     
Your
topic sentences should support your thesis and provide transitions between the
paragraphs.

 

3)      Write at least
three details for each topic sentence.

 

a)      These details
should provide support for the topic sentence. (Review the example outline
below)

 

4)      Write
a concluding sentence under the “Conclusion” heading in the outline below.

 

a)      Your concluding
sentence should be your thesis restated in different words.

     

Example

 

Introductory
Paragraph


Thesis Sentence: Earning a degree online is
great for working adults because it is convenient, economical, and allows them
to learn with other working adults around the world.

 

Support
for Thesis 1


 

Topic Sentence: Online learning is convenient.

                       

A.   
Detail A: You can study and learn from home.

 

B.    
Detail B: It is easier to balance work-life obligations.

 

C.   
Detail C: You can attend class any time you would like.

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