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CRHS_Career Research_Chandler ESL: Sample Outline

I-Search Paper Outline

I-Search Paper Outline

The Story of My Search

I.                     Introduction – how will you grab your reader’s attention and explain why it’s important?

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II.                    Tell what you already knew about topic.

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III.                  What did you want to know? (Include subtopic questions.)

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IV.                   From my questions and previous knowledge on the topic, I formed the following research question: ________________________________________________________________________

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Through my research I learned that:  (write thesis statement): _____________________

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V.                   Steps of process: Use your search journal notes to explain how you got your sources and what search engines were useful. ______________________________________________________

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The Results of My Search

VI.                  Topic Sentence ___________________________________________________________

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VII.                VII. Topic Sentence _________________________________________________________

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VIII.               Topic Sentence ___________________________________________________________

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IX.                  Topic Sentence ___________________________________________________________

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Reflection on My Search

      X – What did you learn from this process and how will it help in future?