Alphanumeric Outline – General Format
TITLE
Research Question:
I. INTRODUCTION
A. Hook (Background / History / Defining Terms / Statistic / Anecdote…)
B. Claim / Thesis (1 sentence that suggests your topic and position)
II. POINTS / SUPPORTING DETAILS
A. “Article 1 Title” and Author
1. Supporting Detail #1
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
2. Supporting Detail #2
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
B. “Article 2 Title” and Author
1. Supporting Detail #1
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
2. Supporting Detail #2
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
III. COUNTERPOINTS / OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
A. “Article 3 Title” and Author
1. Opposing Viewpoint #1
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
2. Opposing Viewpoint #2
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
B. “Article 4 Title” and Author
1. Opposing Viewpoint #1
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
2. Opposing Viewpoint #2
a. Statistic / Fact
(1) “Direct Quotation” with in-text / parenthetical citation
IV. REBUTTAL
A. Refuting Opposing Viewpoints from Article #3 (Counterpoint Article #1)
B. Refuting Opposing Viewpoints from Article #4 (Counterpoint Article #2)
V. CONCLUSION
A. Revisit claim / thesis
B. Closing Comments

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