1. Outlines can use words, phrases, or complete sentences. For all IM 250 assignments, please use full sentence outlines.
2. Subdivide topics by a system of numbers and letters, followed by a period and using indentation to mark levels of importance.3. Where there is a subdivision, at least two items must result and items at the same level of abstraction are in the same place in the hierarchy both with regard to symbolization and indentation.
4. Subpoints must relate to the main points above them.
5. Generally, one looks for the following pattern:
Further explanations can be found here
When your reading summary calls for an outline, I want you to outline the material in the chapter(s) by indicating three main points, two subpoints for each main point, and two pieces of evidence for each subpoint. If you wish, you may indicate the determination of the subpoints (summaries) and transitions to the next main point (if they appear).
an example (without the documentation that you will need when you write your research paper later in the term... but ok as an example for reading summary outlines)