Walking students through making an outline can be tedious and frustrating. It’s easy to show them how YOU do it, but to walk them through creating their own is not!
After struggling to find an online system that would walk a student through the process of creating an outline for a research paper, I developed my own. Using GoogleForms, students will be able to write the parts to their introduction using the HOOK/BRIDGE/THESIS model, their body paragraphs (including a set of suggested transitions), and the conclusion.
I suggest students write essays like one would write a speech: “tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them (Credit goes to Mr. Bustillos, my speech teacher at Lee Freshman High School in Midland, Texas for that little jewel!). The conclusion should reflect or mirror the introduction and should summarize the thesis. The form is built to guide students as they write the parts of the essay before it is all tied together in paragraph form.
After students complete the form, Google emails the questions and responses to the student, and edits can be made even after the form is submitted.