Module 04 course project – outline and revised thesis content
This week, you will submit your outline and revised thesis statement for peer review in the discussion forum. The outline is only the plan of what you will be writing and is not your final product. Think of it as your road map on your way to the finished paper. It will be your guide as you write the final course project paper. Please review the Project Introduction Overview in Module 01, as well as resources in the Course Guide for writing an outline and crafting a revised thesis statement.
You should already be aware that your final paper will be a 6-8 page literary analysis of the novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon. Your outline should contain the following items:
- An introduction with a well-developed thesis, strongly supported with evidence.
- Clear ideas about how you intend to address the concepts covered in this course. Literary concepts to be examined in your paper include, but are not limited to, narrative structure, point of view, character development, theme, and significance of the novel’s subject matter (i.e., autism).
- A conclusion for reporting a summary of your findings and how your ideas support your thesis
Your thesis statement should be placed at the top of the outline, followed by a formal outline with standard formatting, such as Roman Numerals, for each major section of the paper. You will want to use capital letters for each sub-section of the outline. Use numbers under the capital letters for additional information or resources used. Your final paper will also have an introduction and conclusion, as well as the body section in the middle.