Creating an Outline
Creating an outline is a great way to jumpstart the writing process. This will allow you to stay on topic and meet the objectives of the assignment. A detailed outline should provide "a map of where to go with the essay. A well-developed outline will show what the thesis of the essay is, what the main idea of each body paragraph is, and the evidence/support that will be offered in each paragraph to substantiate the main points” (Creating, 2013, pg. 1). The whole goal of an outline is to visually see the shape or direction your essay is going in.