All the best writers know the secret of a perfect and quick writing. It is not a sleepless night before the deadline or thousands of coffee cups. Should you wish to write a spectacular essay, you’d definitely start with an outline.
An outline is a simple framework, which consists of the main supporting ideas to a particular topic or subject. Usually, they are written down as a short list, as bullet points or in a simple form of the general plan.
Loads of beginner writers and students skip this step, as they consider it to be time-consuming and highly unnecessary. Still, in this article, we’ll convince you to change your mind.
The outline aims to create a good structure for your future text, organize your thoughts, combine the strongest arguments into one logical chain and make your writing faster or at least easier.
So how will you actually write an outline for your future essay? Try to go through the main points we listed for you here.
Organize the arguments into a logical chain. Should you have weak arguments, consider to remove them. If that is not possible, put them in the middle of a list. The strongest arguments are usually put last to make a bigger impact.
Find supporting material and place it under each argument. Those materials are examples, facts, figures, theories, quotes and related images.
Review and revise. Think of the weak points of the essay plan, find out how to improve or replace them. Do not forget, though, that your outline is rather a roadmap, not a framework. Do not get too obsessed with it.
Once you know how to organize the process, writing should not appear as a problem anymore. Still, do not rush to start it. We’ve got one more thing prepared for you. We all know that a good example is way better than hundred great explanations. So, we’ve designed an outline with a short description of its main points for you to enjoy.
We decided to take one of the hottest and popular topics among students and professors, which is ‘4 reasons against abortions.’ The article would aim to express the reasons (physical, psychological, moral, etc.) that speak against abortions. To reach that purpose you would need to use strong arguments and refer to authoritative sources. Also, remember not to get emotional about the topic and try to avoid religious arguments.
So, how can you organize it all in a well-written essay? We’d suggest you a structure like this.
This is a bottom line of your essay. Here you are not allowed to add any kind of new information. Just sum up everything you wrote previously. End up with a short call to action or dramatic note. Like “Abortion is an issue much complexed by our own vile predispositions for comfort. A zygote, an embryo or a fetus is no less human with differences that exist between a child and an old man. It all boils down to whether taking a life is right or wrong, if not illegal, any way you’d want to think about it. Say no!”
A well-written outline saves you from struggle, helps you to get started, organizes your thoughts and makes your text solid. Take some time to come up with a good outline, and you’ll find out how easy writing can be!