political science outline

Creating academic papers often begin with an outline. For this assignment, you will use the research you have collected for your Final Assignment and create an outline of your information. An outline generally follows this type of format:

I. Main Idea

A. Supporting Idea

1. Research, data, facts

Many wordprocessing programs have outline formatting tools to help you. This Purdue OWL Sample Outlines PDFLinks to an external site. gives examples of outline formats as well.

A reminder of resources to help you:


  1. Choose your topic + Find 2-3 external sources for your final project
  2. Create an outline, making certain to note where you got your resources. The best kind of outline to use for a paper is the TOPIC SENTENCE OUTLINE (an example is on the Purdue OWL page link listed above).