Breakdown Outline

The following outline accompanies the Explicit Revision–Outline Method

Introduction

GS: 

Background Information or Explanation of MI:

Bridge/GS: 

Thesis: 

Body Para 1

TS: 

MD: 

MiD:

MD:

MiD:

MD:  

CS:

Body Para 2

TS:  

MD: 

MiD:

MD: 

MiD:

MD: 

CS: 

Body Para 3

TS: 

MD: 

MiD:

MD: 

MiD:

MD: 


CS: 

Concluding Para

Reworded Thesis:  

SS: 

GS (strongest point of all-makes an impact):

Global Statement (expanding your main idea to a greater audience):

*add MDs and MiDs as necessary to strengthen your point and support your TS* 

Key:

MI—Main Idea

TS—Topic Sentence

GS-General Statement

MD—Major Detail

MiD—Minor Detail

CS-Concluding Statement

SS-Specific Statement

Published by Jaime Grookett

Jaime Grookett is a writer and professor. She writes fiction and poetry. She's currently working on a historical fiction novel and a short story collection. She teaches college writing in Philadelphia, PA. Her passion is empowering others to become self-advocates.

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