Topic Sentence and Informal Outline Worksheet

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Associate Program Material
Appendix F

Outline and Thesis Statement Guide

What is your organizational method – point-by-point or subject-by-subject? [Writing suggestion: Unless in a quote or a title, avoid rhetorical questions in academic writing. A good idea is to provide answers, not questions] Online verse Traditional Education

What is your thesis statement? Online education provides a chance for people in a variety of situations to have access to education and maybe affordable than a traditional education.

Education online has emerged with the introduction of the World Wide Web to the populace. The web has created the convenience of being [Doctoral rule (but good advice for any academic writer)--If not a noun (as in "human being"), the word "Being" is hard to imagine; it means "existing." Try to rewrite this without using "being"--with action words like "attending," "working," "living," "experiencing," simply "as"--or even removing "being" completely] able to do everything online and from the safety of your own home or office. This convenience includes shopping for anything from groceries to clothes to furniture and to researching topics for school reports, business ideas, and to meeting and making friends. Everything seems to be possible with the use of the Internet, and an…...