1 Page - Outline: In writing this outline, pay attention to how detailed you will need to be in analyzing your process.
2 Pages - Process Analysis Essay: Write a five-paragraph, three-part theme with a adequate introductory paragraph, sufficiently supported and developed body paragraphs, and an effective concluding paragraph.
IN MLA FORM PLEASE.
Format of Process Analysis Research Paper:
- Focus & Purpose: Thesis statement should be very clear, maintained, and insightful; thesis should be arguable assertion.
- Organization: Logical progression from one section to another & good use of transitions; logical sentence progression; organization planning helps convey the focus by stressing time, parts, features, or criteria. Verb tense is maintained or shifts are warranted.
- Development of Ideas & Concrete Support: Details are specific & concrete, they convey the focus and are appropriate to the audience; audience is consistent; appeals are insightful, adequate, and appropriate; effective lead and conclusion.
- Style: Varied sentence pattern and length; specific and evocative, formal diction; good use of vocabulary; no first or second person pronouns; no use of contractions.
Outlining : a checklist for Process Analysis Research Paper:
- Write your purpose, audience, tone, and thesis at the top of the outlining page.
- below the thesis, enter the pattern of development that seems to be implied by the evidence you’ve accumulated.
- Also record which of the four organizational approaches would be most effective in sequencing your evidence.
- Reevaluate your supporting material. Delete anything that doesn’t develop the thesis or that isn’t appropriate for your purpose, audience, and tone.
- Add any new points or material. Group related items together. Give each group a heading that represents a main topic in support of your thesis.
- Label these main topic with Roman numerals (I, II, III , and so on). Let the order of the numerals indicate the best sequence.
- Identify subtopics and group them under the appropriate main topics. Indent and label these subtopics with capital letters (A, B, C, and so on). Let the order of the letters indicate the best sequence.
- Identify supporting points (often, reason and examples) and group them under the appropriate subtopics. Indent and label these supporting points with Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, and so on). Let the numbers indicate the best sequence.
- Identify specific details (secondary examples, facts, statistics, expert opinions, quotations) and group them under the appropriate supporting points. Indent and label these specific details with lowercase letters (a, b, c, and so on). Let the letters indicate the best sequence.
- Examine your outline, looking for places where evidence is weak. Where appropriate, and new evidence.
- Double-check that all main topics, subtopics, supporting points, and specific details develop some aspect of the thesis. Also confirm that all items are arranged in the most logical order.