Creating an annotated outline from a text

Outlines and rough drafts

Many writers prefer an outline to be a casual construction, but sometimes writing needs a more extensive master plan. Assignments that ask for an annotated outline help us learn to read deeply. As a side benefit, analyzing a published writer can teach us how to construct a more thorough planning outline for our own writing.

Researching on the Web

1. Plan & Research

You are reading this online, so access to information for a research paper will be easy:  any topic you chose is likely to receive thousands of hits in a search engine. How, though, do you find exactly the details you need? More importantly, how do you find the ones you don’t yet realize you need?

Google, which owns over 60% of search engine market share,¹ has earned its reputation as the go-to search site.