Get organized! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the fundamentals of making an outline. Learn about this important pre-writing step as you find out how to sort, organize, and classify information into distinct categories. Discover how to use letters and numbers to indicate a particular piece of information’s level of importance, and learn where your topic and thesis should go in order to make your outline as clear as possible. Plus, find out why index cards are such a good note-taking tool and why not all the information you write down needs to make it into your paper. Master the outline and get ready to hand in killer reports!

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