Writing in Sociology at Queens College



ou will most likely want to write an outline for your paper. I require outlines in my classes, as do many other professors. Even if your professor does not require that you write an outline, it may help you to do so. I have given three examples of strategies for creating an outline. Try them out and see what works for you.

  1. The Traditional Outline
  2. The Conceptual Outline
  3. The Post-Draft Outline

Take home tips

Once you are comfortable with the process of writing a basic outline, take a look at "Make a Plan" on the Tips on Writing Well page of this site, which provides advanced guidance on writing outlines.