Writing a composition is a difficult thing especially if you are a beginner. Some writers write in a disorganize way, making their composition redundant on ideas. In a composition, it is important to organize the things you want to say or emphasize to avoid redundancy. This could be done through the use of outlines in writing.
One of the most effective way in planning a writing or revising a composition is through the use of an outline. Outline serves as an active analysis in order to discover the important points in a writing composition. It serves as the composition's visual model when it comes to its structure and plan.
An outline should be used in order for the writer to determine the topic's main division. It is also essential to use outline to be able to establish connections of ideas or evidences with the entire composition.
Another use of the formal outline is in rough draft revision or if you want to edit the final version of your composition. Using an outline makes the writer to see some of the errors in the composition such as the lack of coherence, or unity in the paragraph or some errors in the logical relationships of ideas.
Formal outline can also be used to diagnose a paper or in testing other's work. Using an outline could also be use in outlining argument, where one can be able refute some ones position by outlining the statement or argument he/she had made. Doing this will make someone to determine the mistakes of his or her opponent in the fallacies of reasons as well as the evidence’s limitations.
Outlines are classified into three; they are the topic outline, the paragraph outline and the sentence outline. All of these outlines have their own uses and limitations.
The paragraph outline is numbered summary sentences or list of topics. Through the use of the paragraph outline, you can be able to recall a loose sentence of ideas. The limitation of the paragraph outline is that the logical relationships within the paragraph or between the paragraphs are not clearly established or shown.
In the topic outline, the brief phrase or the single words are lettered and numbered to be able to establish the importance and orders of the ideas.
In the topic outline, the brief phrase or the single word are lettered and numbered to be able to establish the importance and orders of idea.
Another type of outline is the sentence outline where the writer can sum up the idea of one complete sentence. In here what you want to emphasize in a sentence should be placed orderly.