Produce a Detailed Outline (Workout G)

With a thesis statement and main points completed, you are well on our your to a detailed outline of your essay.

Our essay topic was:

Discuss why video games are a useful tool in the primary school classroom.

Notice in the example below that we have added transitions to help link the main points together.

Shaping the Introduction

With all this information in the outline, you now have the building blocks for the essay introduction. The introductory paragraph contains three main things – a statement about the essay topic, the thesis statement, and a map of the essay:


Now we have a detailed outline for the paper. Much of the hard work has been done. Nothing left but to write the essay!