EADOutlines - The Foote School

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Feb 2, 2013 (4 years and 9 months ago)



Like the framework of your house, and outline provides support for the final
product. If the builder of your house tried to start with the roof, it isn’t likely he or
she would get very far. The same is true for your work.

Below is the basic str
ucture with an example following it.

Outlining reminders:

What is it?

An outline is a plan for the material t
hat is to be presented in your

or presentation. It demonstrates
the order of the topics, the importance of
each, and the relationship betwe
en the parts.

Order in an Outline

There are many ways to arrange the different parts of a subject.
Sometimes, especially in history assignment
s, a chronological order works
well. Mostly outlines go from the general to the specific. This means
beginning w
ith a general idea and then support it with specific examples.

Main Idea

In the case of EAD, the “guts” of the outline is the focus of your

In other words, if you are John Paul Jones, the focus is the

Rules for Outlining

• Subd
ivide topics by a system of numbers and letters, followed by a












• Each heading and subheading must have at least two parts.

• You make Roman numera
ls using the I,V, and X keys; if you use Word,
you may need to turn the auto format function off.

• Consistency counts! Do not mix up the two types of outlines. Choose
one and stick with it.

• Use the tab key rather than the space bar to indent.


it’s silly but….

The life and times of the great Colonel Mayonnaise J. Mustard

I. Early life

A. Born on December 16, 1727

B. Son of Ruby Grapefruit Mustard and Captain Dijon Mustard

C. Brother of Spicy Brown and Honey Mustard

D. Childhood:

1. exce
lled at school

2. won many prizes for math and science

II. Marriage

A. In 1747 he married Apple Cider Vinegar

B. They would have several children; two survived to adulthood

III. Revolution

A. By 1775 the British were insisting on high taxes

B. Col. Mustard could no longer make living selling ketchup

C. Joined the Sons of Condiments in 1777

IV. Col. Mustard’s daring rescue of Captain Crunch (the “guts”)