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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8620 on: May 02, 2010, 03:27:46 PM »
It is so much easier to write an essay when you have an outline.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8621 on: May 02, 2010, 03:28:31 PM »
I already knew that, but it's not something that I ever practiced.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8622 on: May 02, 2010, 03:29:04 PM »
It is so much easier to write an essay when you have an outline.

I'd say it depends on the length. Anything over 12 pages, yeah, but I can usually breeze through 8 pages or more without any outline and be fine.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8623 on: May 02, 2010, 03:31:46 PM »
I haven't done it in the past. But this (5 pager) is supposed to cover the development of love poetry throughout the renaissance and that covers about 10 dudes. Having a specific poem and quote and general idea for each dud is super helpful.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8624 on: May 02, 2010, 03:37:55 PM »
Yea, outlines can be helpful when you actually need a particular structure. However, I rarely even use them.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8625 on: May 02, 2010, 04:29:56 PM »
I haven't used an outline since high school. I am about 6 pages into a 12 page paper right now, and you have inspired me to outline the rest. We'll see how this goes.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8626 on: May 02, 2010, 04:44:16 PM »
Things are a lot funnier if you imagine everything anyone is talking about is related to pizza rolls.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8627 on: May 02, 2010, 04:52:45 PM »
I can't imagine not using an outline.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8628 on: May 02, 2010, 06:36:20 PM »
I can't imagine not using an outline.

I've always been a very natural writer, never once used an outline, even when I was required to do an outline I would never use it while actually writing the paper. I think following the strict structure of an outline would inhibit my writing style actually.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #8629 on: May 02, 2010, 06:37:04 PM »
I agree, usually.
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