Online Essay 2 – Outline

Online Essay 2 – Outline
Title:
Introduction
Hook
Transition to Background
Background
Transition to Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement: Using the information learned in the text can help us improve our personal relationships.

Body 1 – Summary of Chapters 4, 5, and 6
Transition sentence + topic sentence
Transition + 3 summary sentences in student’s words [no quotes] about chapter 4
Transition + 3 summary sentences in student’s words [no quotes] about chapter 5
Transition + 3 summary sentences in student’s words [no quotes] about chapter 6
Transition + concluding sentence that restates the author’s view

Body 2 – Important Concepts (Chapters 4, 5, 6)
Transition Sentence
Ch 4 – Important Concept; Quote; Explanation of the quote
Ch 5 – Important Concept; Quote; Explanation of the quote
Ch 6 – Important Concept; Quote; Explanation of the quote
Concluding Sentence about all the important concepts. Why are they important?

Body 3 – Argument, Counter Argument, Rebuttal
Transition sentence = Topic sentence to include one of Gottman’s concept that some people might disagree with and why.
Quote from the text supporting clearly outlining the concept; Explanation of the quote
Counterargument: Reason why someone might disagree with concept or not want to do it
Quote from text supporting the idea; Explanation of the quote
Rebuttal: Explain how Gottman would disagree with counterargument
Quote from text supporting this; Explanation of the quote

Conclusion
Transition phrase and connect it to a restatement of your thesis in different words
Explain why you truly believe (or do not believe) that this information is helpful when it comes to relationships. Make a prediction or talk about your personal relationships or the relationships of others if they follow Gottman’s advice.
Quote in context; Explanation of the quote
Transition sentence
Using your own ideas and experience as well as information you have learned in the text –tell the reader what you think she/he should do to improve relationships with others. Write a suggestion/advice you might make for the readers.
Talk about your hook or title again and relate it to the topic.