Organizing a Paper
Now that you have solidified a research focus, during this module you will create an outline for your paper.
- At the top of the page, write your thesis statement.
- Create a detailed outline of your paper, which lays out a summary of the information you will present in your final paper. The outline must include the minimum number of section heads and subtopics required by your instructor (refer to the Structural Elements document). The outline also must follow the format taught in unit 4 (e.g., use of Roman numerals, capital letters).
- For each subsection head in your outline, write the last name(s) of the author(s) and year of publication of the article(s) that you are relying on to create those subsections.
Prior to uploading your references, please ensure they are formatted correctly. Also, make sure your references are appropriate (*see syllabus for additional details).