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What is an Outline?

An Outline is a structured and organized plan or framework that presents the main points, topics, or ideas of a written document, speech, presentation, or any other form of communication. It serves as a roadmap for the content and helps to organize and arrange information in a logical and coherent manner. Outlines are commonly used in various contexts, such as academic research papers, essays, speeches, and business reports.

An outline typically consists of headings and subheadings that provide an overview of the content's structure. These headings and subheadings are usually arranged hierarchically, with main or major points listed first and supporting details or subpoints indented beneath them.

Brief Tutorial on how to Write an Outline

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Other Software Options

Citation Software Options

  • Zotero: Zotero is freely accessible citation and research management software.
  • Endnote: EndNote is a reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations, so you can focus on your research.
  • Mendeley: Mendeley brings your research to life, so you can make an impact on tomorrow
  • Papers: Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about.