Example of Term Paper Outline

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Example for Outlining a Research/Term Paper
Before you start writing get your ideas down in a logical sequence that you can then use to expand while actually writing the paper. This is only meant to be an example and a guide; pay attention to your teacher’s instructions for the assignment and format instructions for their class. Know what style format your instructor wants you to use - APA or MLA. Thesis statement: Example:

The cost of medical care in the United States is causing the poor to receive substandard care. Key points: Examples of possible key points for the above thesis statement: 1. Paying for medical care is beyond the reach of the poor.

2. Paying for medical insurance is beyond the reach of the poor if not offered by their employers.
3. The poor are forced to use over-extended and under-staffed medical facilities if they cannot afford care.
4. Are we ethically responsible for caring for the poor?
5. What would possible alternatives be to supplying medical care for the poor? You can use the thesis statement and key points to create an introductory paragraph; then you will expand in the rest of the paper on the thesis and key points. Examples of expanding on key points:

Key point 1. Paying for medical care is beyond the reach of the poor. < Expand your ideas for this topic – this could be one or more paragraphs.>
Demonstrate why and how medical care is beyond the poor.
Average cost of medical care as opposed to average salaries. The poor have to use clinics and other free care.
Key point 2. Paying for medical insurance is beyond the reach of the poor if not offered by their employers.
Can the average worker afford health care costs even if they have them. Average costs of health care plans.
If an employer does not supply health care benefits how can employees get it. Key point 3. The poor are forced to use over-extended and under-staffed medical facilities if they cannot afford care.

What kind of facilities are available to people who...
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