This assignment is best used after the instructor has lectured over the basic rules for outlining. This assignment will give the basic rules and information for the student to outline. It also has a sample of how the outline will look using the information that is to be outlined.
After lecturing over the basic rules on how to create an outline I always had a hard coming up with simple information for students to practice outlining without a lot of confusion. After giving them this assignment I found they understood how to outline much quicker and was able to move on to more difficult outlining a lot faster than before I used this assignment.
Good luck, I hope it helps!!