Formal Outline Template: Levels of Detail

    You must develop an outline into the second level of detail, using only phrases.  Do not use full sentences, except for your thesis.

Thesis:  Write your full thesis statement here.

I.  Most General Statement about your Paper 

    A. Phrase describing your attention grabber  (First Level of Detail)

          1. Phrase about sentence (s) to develop topic (Second level of Detail)

          2. Phrase about sentence (s) to develop topic.

    B. Phrase connecting attention grabber to your topic   

         1. Phrase about sentence (s) to develop topic

        2. Phrase about sentence (s) to develop topic.

II.  Most General Statement about your Statement of Fact

    A. General Statement about Paragraph Topic

    B. General Statement about Paragraph Topic

         1. Phrase about sentence (s) to develop topic

        2. Phrase about sentence (s) to develop topic.

   C. Thesis Paragraph

III.  Most General Statement about Confirmation Stage of Thought

NOTE:  Each Stage of Thought may Contain One or More Paragraphs to Develop the Main idea

 A. General Statement about Paragraph Topic

        1. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic

        2. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic.

    B. General Statement about Paragraph Topic

         1. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic

        2. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic.

IV.  Most General Statement about Confirmation Stage of Thought

 A. General Statement about Paragraph Topic

        1. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic

        2. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic.

    B. General Statement about Paragraph Topic

         1. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic

        2. Phrase about sentence(s) to develop topic.

Continue with Stage of Thought Outline for All Main Ideas for Thesis Development

Develop the remain Stages of Thought to the Second Level of Detail (Roman Numerals will be different depending on how many stages of thoughts you have in your confirmation.

V.  Most General Statement about Refutation Stage of Thought

VI.  Most General Statement about your Digression (Optional)\

VII. Most General Statement about your Conclusion