This is the most common type of outline and usually instantly recognizable to most people. The formatting follows these characters, in this order:
• Roman Numerals
• Capitalized Letters
• Arabic Numerals
• Lowercase Letters
If the outline needs to subdivide beyond these divisions, use Arabic numerals inside parentheses and then lowercase letters inside parentheses.
The College Application Process
I. Choose Desired Colleges
A. Visit and evaluate college campuses
B. Visit and evaluate college websites
1. look for interesting classes
2. note important statistics
a. student/faculty ratio
b. retention rate
II. Prepare Application
A. Write Personal Statement
1. Choose interesting topic
a. describe an influential person in your life
(1) favorite high school teacher
2. Include important personal details
a. volunteer work
b. participation in varsity sports
B. Revise personal statement
III. Compile resume
A. List relevant coursework
B. List work experience
C. List volunteer experience
1. tutor at foreign language summer camp
2. counselor for suicide prevention hotline
Full Sentence Outline
The full sentence outline format is essentially the same as the Alphanumeric outline. The main difference (as the title suggests) is that full sentences are required at each level of the outline. This outline is most often used when preparing a traditional essay.
I. Man-made pollution is the primary cause of global warming.
A. Greenhouse gas emissions are widely identified by the scientific community to be harmful.
1. The burning of coal and fossil fuels are the primary releasers of
hazardous greenhouse gases.
Full sentence outlines are often accompanied with an APA reference list on a separate page.
Quotes within the outline must also utilize APA in-text citations.
The decimal outline is similar in format to the alphanumeric... [continues]
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