Outline
for a Summary and Response/Reaction
Christine Bauer-Ramazani
 

NOTE:  Outline points are usually in phrase form, e.g.  Adj + N + Prep + N (= Noun Phrase) or parallel verb phrases.  The following numbering system is standard and should be followed for outline assignments.

Summary and Response/Reaction of article: ____________________________________________

  I.  Introduction

          A.     Summary:  

1.  Frame (author's last name, year, reporting verb) and topic: _____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

     2.  summary sentence with main points of the original: ___________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________ 

     3. bridge to response: ___________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________ 

B.  Response Thesis Statement: (Write the sentence in full. Include Topic, Controlling Idea, 2/3/4 Aspects/Focal Points.) _______________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________. 

II.    ________________________________________ 
                             
(Supporting point/Aspect # 1)

  •  ___________________________________ 
                       
    (Response: agree/disagree, personal experience, or application)

          1.   ________________________________
                    (Example/detail #1)

          2.     ________________________________
                   
(Example/detail #2)

III.  ______________________________________
                               
(Supporting point/Aspect # 2)

  •  _________________________________
                          (Response: agree/disagree, personal experience, or application)

                      1.     ______________________________
                               
(Example/detail #1)

                      2.     ______________________________
                               
(Example/detail #2)

IV. ___________________________________
                              
(Supporting point/Aspect # 3)

  •  _________________________________
                         (Response: agree/disagree, personal experience, or application)

                       1.     ______________________________
                              
(Example/detail #1)

                       2.     ______________________________
                              
(Example/detail #2)
 

 V.   _________________________________________________________

  • ______________________________________________________
                                (Response: agree/disagree, personal experience, or application)    
                            

                1.    _________________________________
                         (Example/detail #1
    )

                2. __________________________________
                         (Example/detail #2)  

VI. Conclusion

A.    ______________________________________________________
(Restatement of the thesis/summary of aspects)

B.  ___________________________________
  (Summary of response)

VII. Reference

2013  Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael's College; updated 9/28/2016