RESEARCH PROJECT: OUTLINE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
You must create an outline that includes a thesis statement, the research questions/issues being
addressed, how much space will be allotted for each section of the paper, and a preliminary
reference list of at least 20 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals. All references must be
less than 10 years old. When the assignment is returned, read all instructor feedback in order to
implement it on future assignments.
What to consider in the outline:
1. What is the topic?
2. Why is it significant?
3. What background material is relevant?
4. What is your thesis or purpose statement?
5. What organizational plan will best support your purpose?
6. How much space is estimated per section