This is a two-page outline for students to fill in when working to organize a research paper. It is designed based on students having a minimum of three supporting points as well as a section that acknowledges the opposing side to their arguments (a concession/refutation section). This outline allows students to easily organize their ideas in preparation for writing. Before completing this outline guide, students should have completed at least some research in order to include sources. Students can complete this outline in class or as homework.
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Created for Ms Moore's English Classroom