Outlines effectively reduce and order your source materials. An outline will force you to
The same outline can be used to generate feedback, serve as awriting aid, and provide the subject headings of your paper.
Work out a general plan first, and then make the outline more specific.
The following is an outline of a research article.
|Problem||Description of quake|
|Method||Ground water variables, flow rate, radon|
|Analysis||Comparison with other recent quakes|
--H. Wakita and U. Tsunogai, "Precursory Chemical Changes in Ground Water, KobeEarthquake," Science
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