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UWC Class Visit: Annotated Bibs, Outlines, and Lit Reviews
Transcript of UWC Class Visit: Annotated Bibs, Outlines, and Lit Reviews
in the Health Sciences
Annotated Bibliographies, Outlines,
and Literature Reviews
Constructing an Outline
What is it?
Four Steps for Creating an Outline
Four Components of an Outline
a way to learn more about your topic and help other researchers in your academic community.
Incorporating Others’ Ideas in Your Paper
Common Elements of Annotations for Each Source
What do you already know? What do you want to know?
Give others' ideas.
Reflection/Connection to your writing
An outline is a tool writers use to organize and examine their thoughts prior to writing them in draft form. Think of it as a map, or blueprint for your paper.
1. Identify the topic and purpose.
2. Brainstorm a list of all the ideas you may want to include in your paper.
3. Organize related ideas into main categories. After you identified these categories, arrange material in subsections.
4. Label main and subheadings.
In general, the noun synthesis refers to a combination of two or more entities that together form something new.
The Dinner Party Research Conversation
Another Idea for Synthesis
Before you start writing, consider…
Who is your
•Is there a specific format they may expect?
•Can you organize your information in a way that will make a familiar reading pattern for them?
•Is there a type of language they may expect?
•What will they want to get from the final product?
•Are there specific sections of the final product they may pay particular attention to over others?
What is your
•What does your audience already know about your topic?
•What may your audience need for you to explain about certain parts of your topic? (terms, jargon, abbreviations…)
•How may this topic affect them?
What is your
for writing this?
•Is it informative writing?
•Is it persuasive writing?
•Is it descriptive writing?
•What qualities in your writing are necessary to meet that purpose effectively?
are you using?
•Voice is usually dictated by audience.
•What are the social rules for the language you will be utilizing?
•Clarity is key.
Expanded Literature Map
Example of an Outline
Topic sentence that summarizes the key point of the article.
Use of a quotation from the article to record key ideas you may need to recall when writing your paper.
Focus on how the article's ideas connect to your research project.
Write your paper!
Use topic sentences and transitions
Incorporate quotations and paraphrased ideas thoughtfully
Keep track of sources
Create References list