- PHI 105 Week 4 Persuasive Essay Outline Worksheet
Persuasive Essay: Outline Worksheet
Review “How Do I Organize My Brainstorm into an Outline?” in “The Writing Process” Media piece.
Use the Persuasive Essay Outline on the next page to outline your persuasive essay by completing the following:
1) Use the feedback you received from your instructor to revise your thesis statement.
a) Write your thesis as a complete sentence (as you would in your essay) in the “Thesis Sentence” section under the Introductory Paragraph heading in the outline below.
2) Create a topic sentence for each of the three paragraphs that comprise the body of your essay.
a) Record the topic sentences in each of the “Topic Sentence” sections under the “Support for Thesis” headings in the outline below.
b) Your topic sentences should support your thesis and provide transitions between the paragraphs.
3) Write at least three details for each topic sentence.
a) These details should provide support for the topic sentence. (Review the example outline below)
4) Write a concluding sentence under the “Conclusion” heading in the outline below.
a) Your concluding sentence should be your thesis restated in different words.
Thesis Sentence: Earning a degree online is great for working adults because it is convenient, economical, and allows them to learn with other working adults around the world.
Support for Thesis 1
Topic Sentence:Online learning is convenient.
- A. Detail A: You can study and learn from home.
- B. Detail B: It is easier to balance work-life obligations.
- C. Detail C: You can attend class any time you would like.
Persuasive Essay Outline
Support for Thesis 1
Support for Thesis 2
Support for Thesis 3
Thesis Sentence (restated in different words):
Consider the following criteria when developing the outline for your essay. These criteria will be applied when this assignment is graded.
1) Outline contains a thesis statement.
2) Outline contains a topic sentence for each of the three paragraphs of the body of the essay.
3) Transitions between paragraphs are evident and appropriate.
4) Contains three details for each topic sentence; details provide support of the related topic sentence.
5) Outline contains concluding sentence, which restates the thesis in different words.