Sample Outline for Term Papers

Outlining a term paper helps you organize, prioritize, and ultimately, create a polished piece.

Sample Outline for Term Papers
Sample Outline for Term Papers

In general, an outline should include an introductory paragraph, the body of the paper (in which the main points are developed), and a conclusion.

Title – The Top Three Reasons Animals Prefer Spring Break in the Sahara

I. Introduction/Thesis – “In this paper we’ll look at the top three reasons that the Sahara Desert makes an excellent vacation spot for wildlife.”

  • Main Point – The plentiful sunshine helps snakes get great tans.
  • Main Point – It’s the number-one social spot for wealthy camels.
  • Main Point – Large cacti can easily be converted into predator-proof condos.

II. Conclusion and Catchy Take-Away – The Sahara: It May Be Hot, But It’s the Coolest Place to Visit!