Thisis the most common type of outline and usually instantly recognizableto most people. The formatting follows these characters, in this order:
· Roman Numerals
· Capitalized Letters
· Arabic Numerals
· Lowercase Letters
Ifthe outline needs to subdivide beyond these divisions, use Arabicnumerals inside parentheses and then lowercase letters insideparentheses. Select the “Sample Outlines” PDF in the Media Box above todownload the sample of this outline,”
The sample is a different topic but will give you insight into how to create an outline..
Youroutline should have a section for Introduction, Body and Conclusion.Your introduction should clearly state the thesis of your paper. Eachsection should use a different Roman numeral (see below)–FOR EXAMPLE,INTRO SHOULD BE II, BODY SHOULD BE II, CONCLUSION SHOULD BE III.Subdivide your supporting information with the letter and numberheadings below, just indent them. REMEMBER, THE HEADINGS AND SUBHEADSOF THE OUTLINE YOU CREATED WILL BE USED AS THE HEADINGS AND SUBHEADS OFYOUR PAPER.
BELOW IS THE EXAMPLE-I could not indent from thePDF file but each heading and subhead should be progressively moreindented. If you go to this link and click on the Media Box link forSample Outline, they will indicate the format for Alphanumeric, whichis the kind you need to do. Here is the link to the OWL page onoutlines.
“Alphanumeric Outline The College Application Process I. Choose Desired Colleges A. Visit and evaluate college campuses B. Visit and evaluate college websites 1. look for interesting classes 2. note important statistics a. student/faculty ratio b. retention rate II. Prepare Application A. Write Personal Statement 1. Choose interesting topic a. describe an influential person in your life (1) favorite high school teacher (2) grandparent 2. Include important personal details a. volunteer work b. participation in varsity sports B. Revise personal statement III. Compile resume A. List relevant coursework B. List work experience C. List volunteer experience 1. tutor at foreign language summer camp 2. counselor for suicide prevention hotline