Final Project step 3: Outline and a paragraph

Post as a blog post, with the title “Draft: Outline and paragraph”.

  • Provide an outline. The more detailed, the better.
  • Use bullet points, and lay out your ideas and contents for the reader to follow easily.
  • Work out one paragraph in full prose, with the appropriate notes and references.
    • Why? This helps me to find out where your strengths are as a writer, and which areas have room for improvement, to provide you with better feedback and pointers for the next stage.
    • Note that if you choose to work out your introduction in full, you may have to rewrite it as your writing and research progresses, as you discover new ideas and insights and need to adjust. I often rewrite the introduction completely as I complete a piece of writing, because then I finally know what I am writing about!
    • Your worked out paragraph does not have to be your introduction. In fact, it may be easier to write another paragraph in more detail, based on some of the reading you did about a specific part of your topic.
  • For footnotes in your blog post: remember to use the Easy Footnote plugin we installed in Week 3.
    • Reminder: to add the footnote, just add where the footnote number would go: 1
    • Remove any hyperlinks in the “Footnote content” area (it messes with the plugin, it seems).
  • If the plugin does not work for some mysterious reason (stuff happens!), you can fake notes and add [1] at the end of the sentence for the first note, and then add the note at the bottom of the page.[2] But remember you must provide references to the sources for your work to comply with the Academic Integrity Code!

Drop the link to your post in the Canvas Assignment, so I can keep easily track of your progress.

More information about the final project in full: check out this dedicated webpage

[1] This is an example of a note.
[2] This is another example of a footnote.

  1. Replace Footnote content with the reference, in the Chicago Style’s “footnote format”.