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Writing a Research Paper Outline

Writing a Research Paper Outline

This is a goal-directed instructional design lesson plan helping students learn how to write outlines for their research papers. Technology is implemented by using a video projector to display several sample outlines and papers on the screen for the students to comment on.


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Kim Monts
Kim Monts (Teacher (K-12))
9 years ago

Very well organized plan.  Being that I've been one who seems to have problem doing an outline 'correctly', I found this plan to be very helpful.  It's really concise when explaining how the class will proceed.  The minimal knowledge of the use of technology would be very beneficial for those who may not have been confronted with writing an outline.

S P (Librarian)
9 years ago

This lesson plan seeks to better prepare students for writing research papers by breaking the process into specific tasks and helping them develop a more clear beginning-middle-end narrative experience to the process.  Utilizing video technology and encouraging students to interact gives the lesson an entertaining quality which will engage learners.   

Jason Simpson
Jason Simpson (Teacher (K-12))
9 years ago

The focus of this lesson is to teach students, middle school-high-school level how to write an outline for a research paper. This goal is clearly stated under the problem/need identification area. This lesson presents the content information to the students in various ways such as examples, cooperative learning, and online connections. The lesson is well planned out; it was easy to follow and was clear enough anybody could teach it.

Technical Remarks:

No technical problems to report

Time spent reviewing site: Approximately 10 minutes reviewing lesson