Outlining is one of the most-neglected steps in the writing process. Though it may seem like extra work at first, outlining your thesis, points, and evidence before drafting full-sentence paragraphs may save you a lot of time in the long run.
Look here for resources about understanding parts of an outline, and strategies for outlining specific types of essays and papers.
Outlining involves organizing and labeling your information. Use the worksheet below to follow our four-step process to creating better outlines.