Skip to content

Artweaver Outlines For Essays

Another Argument Outline Template

Working Title:  __________________________________________________________________________________

 

Audience and how you plan to appeal to them:___________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Attention Getter: _________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Explain the interest in this topic.  What experiences have caused the writer to become interested (careful using 1st person!)?

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Background Information, including history and context for problem: ___________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Thesis - Claim: __________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

How you will appeal to Ethos: _______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Refutation or Opposing Arguments (Explain them, explain how and why there may be value in them, and disagree with the parts you believe to be invalid.  Establish common ground): ______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Evidence to support your claim, including appeal to logos, and pathos. (Evidence must come from your sources, both primary and secondary: examples, statistics, facts, studies, testimony, data, etc.)

Reason 1 supporting your claim:____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Reason 2 supporting your claim: ___________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Reason 3 supporting your claim:  ___________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you have a solution to the problem?  (This may or may not be applicable.) How will it work?  What are its advantages?

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

What does the future look like without some resolution to this problem?______________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Creative, thought-provoking closure:_________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Discover how you can easily handwrite a five-paragraph essay outline, convert your handwriting to text using the Bamboo Spark notes app and quickly export via email, Evernote, Dropbox or other note taking apps.

Begin by turning on your Bamboo Spark. Open the smart notebook and press the center button. Follow this five-paragraph essay format when writing your outline:

  1. Introduction
    1. Grab reader’s attention
    2. One-sentence thesis statement (sums up your argument in one sentence)
  2. Body
    1. First main idea
      1. Supporting evidence #1
      2. Supporting evidence #2
      3. Supporting evidence #3
    2. Second main idea
      1. Supporting evidence #1
      2. Supporting evidence #2
      3. Supporting evidence #3
    3. Third main idea
      1. Supporting evidence #1
      2. Supporting evidence #2
      3. Supporting evidence #3
  3. Conclusion
    1. Restate your thesis argument
    2. Write an insightful sentence to end the paper (tie supporting details back to your point of view)

Once complete, press the center button. Open Bamboo Spark notes app and export to text. Send via email.