Persuasive Essay OutlineWorksheet

PersuasiveEssay: OutlineWorksheet

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Usethe Persuasive Essay Outline on the next page to outline yourpersuasive essay by completing the following:

  1. Use the feedback you received from your instructor to revise your thesis statement.

    1. Write your thesis as a complete sentence (as you would in your essay) in the “Thesis Sentence” section under the Introductory Paragraph heading in the outline below.

  2. Create a topic sentence for each of the three paragraphs that comprise the body of your essay.

    1. Record the topic sentences in each of the “Topic Sentence” sections under the “Support for Thesis” headings in the outline below.

    2. Your topic sentences should support your thesis and provide transitions between the paragraphs.

  3. Write at least three details for each topic sentence.

    1. These details should provide support for the topic sentence. (Review the example outline below)

  4. Write a concluding sentence under the “Conclusion” heading in the outline below.

    1. Your concluding sentence should be your thesis restated in different words.



ThesisSentence:Earning a degree online is great for working adults because it isconvenient, economical, and allows them to learn with other workingadults around the world.

Supportfor Thesis 1

TopicSentence:Onlinelearning is convenient.

  1. Detail A: You can study and learn from home.

  2. Detail B: It is easier to balance work-life obligations.

  3. Detail C: You can attend class any time you would like.

PersuasiveEssay Outline


ThesisSentence: thereshould be a right to treat homosexual marriages equal likes any othernormal marriage

Supportfor Thesis 1

TopicSentence: homosexualmarriages are similar to other marriages

DetailA: marriages occur between two adults, thus if homosexual couplesdecide to get married, they should be allowed.

DetailB: happiness is the bottom line of any marriage, and if someone ishappy with homosexual marriage, they should be permitted to pursuetheir happiness.

DetailC: marriage is an important human right and every individual has aright to marriage regardless of whom they choose to marry

Supportfor Thesis 2

TopicSentence: homosexualmarriages have no negative impact to the society

DetailA: homosexual marriages doesn’t impact the society in any way, thusthey should be allowed to exercise it.

DetailB: the community can benefit from the revenue they pay, and suchrevenue can be used to give homeless children a place to call home.

DetailC: the community can also benefit from social activities thathomosexual couples may undertake, thus the pros of homosexualmarriages outshine cons by far.

Supportfor Thesis 3

TopicSentence: homosexualmarriages strengthens national identity and international reputation

DetailA: legalizing homosexual marriages will enhance a country’sinternational reputation in matters of social justice

DetailB: legalizing homosexual marriages will restore a country’sintegrity as a global leader in the provision of civil and humanrights.

DetailC: this will also attract foreign direct investment from othercountries, as they will feel secured investing in a country thatuphold civil and human rights.


ThesisSentence(restated in different words): same sex marriages should be treatedthe same way as other marriages.


Considerthe following criteria when developing the outline for your essay.These criteria will be applied when this assignment is graded.

  1. Outline contains a thesis statement.

  1. Outline contains a topic sentence for each of the three paragraphs of the body of the essay.

  1. Transitions between paragraphs are evident and appropriate.

  1. Contains three details for each topic sentence details provide support of the related topic sentence.

  1. Outline contains concluding sentence, which restates the thesis in different words.

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