OUTLINE PLANNING SHEET

OUTLINE PLANNING SHEET

FOR PERSUASIVE ARGUMENT ROUGH DRAFT

Use this planning sheet to outline and plan each of your body paragraphs with a supporting point (topic sentence) and examples/details that illustrate your supporting point. Write your tentative thesis statement in the first box. To plan each paragraph, write a clearly stated main supporting point in the next box. Then, list some possible examples and details that illustrate the main supporting point.

What are the reasons or main supporting points for your thesis? These points should be your “P” or main points of each body P.I.E. paragraph.

List some possible examples, details, and explanations you could add to the paragraph to illustrate/show what you mean by the supporting point sentence. If relevant, acknowledge opposing or alternative views in some body paragraphs; then either refute them in some way or concede if necessary. Your examples and explanations are your “I” and “E” of the P.I.E. paragraphs.

Your Thesis:
Paragraph 1
Main supporting point
Examples, details, explanations, opposing/alternative viewpoints that support & illustrate the main supporting point for this paragraph.
Paragraph 2
Main supporting point
Examples, details, explanations, opposing/alternative viewpoints that support & illustrate the main supporting point for this paragraph.
Paragraph 3
Main supporting point
Examples, details, explanations, opposing/alternative viewpoints that support & illustrate the main supporting point for this paragraph.
Paragraph 4
Main supporting point
Examples, details, explanations, opposing/alternative viewpoints that support & illustrate the main supporting point for this paragraph.
Paragraph 5
Main supporting point
Examples, details, explanations, opposing/alternative viewpoints that support & illustrate the main supporting point for this paragraph.
Paragraph 6
Main supporting point
Examples, details, explanations, opposing/alternative viewpoints that support & illustrate the main supporting point for this paragraph.
Conclusion Paragraph ideas go here:

· What can you leave your readers thinking about or motivate them to do? (Think about what your goal/purpose is for writing this persuasive essay.)

· Don’t just reiterate everything you’ve already stated in the essay.

· Look at the conclusions of the persuasive argument essays we read in the ENGL101 Reading Packet the last couple of weeks to see how those were concluded.

Introduction Paragraph ideas go here:

· How can you introduce what you’ve written?

· Ease your target audience/readers into the topic by giving them enough information to establish your topic and the problem/issue.

· Don’t get too detailed/specific yet. Save that for the body of the paper.

· End the introduction with your assertive thesis statement.

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