Learn how to write an outline for any type of project: a book, essay, research paper, presentation, or article.
- The most difficult part of any project is getting started. You have all the data, and you know where you wanna end up, but you struggle transforming that raw information into something useful. The solution is to build an outline. I'm Dan Gookin, author of over 160 technical books and creator of the popular For Dummies book series. In this course, I show you how to use an outline to transform raw information, a list of concepts or other items, into an organized structure that helps you start any project and best express knowledge to your audience.
You'll see how to use an outline to transform a list into organized data, how to work with the outline to sequence and classify information. I'll show you some tips and tricks for using Microsoft Word to manipulate the outline, and then what to do when you're finished. I also offer various tips and suggestions for solving unique outlining problems, help you get unstuck in the process, and create a properly organized outline to meet the best possible results for whatever project you're doing. This is a fun and engaging course, so sit up and pay attention as you discover how to create a great outline.
- Identify the problem with making assumptions about an audience.
- Recall the characteristics of a topic.
- Define narrative text.
- Explain how to transform topics to keep the audience engaged.
- Describe the appearance of levels and subtopics in a PowerPoint slide.