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What makes a Good Notecard?
- Lists the source
- Includes a topic or subtopic heading
- Contains one fact
- A quotation and/or a paraphrase of the quotation
- Personal idea or question
Why use an Outline?
An outline organizes your information in complimentary ways because it shows both:
- The logical progression from your introduction/beginning through a conclusion/end in support of your overarching thesis.
- The hierarchical relationships between topics and subtopics, main points and supporting evidence, abstract ideas and concrete details.
Class Assignment / Rubric
- All sources are correctly cited, and includes an appropriate range of relevant sources.
- Notecards about the sources are well organized, and identifies key points both in the author's quote and assignment.
- Notecards show a grasp of the author's meaning and/or have thoughtful questions.
- Outline's topic demonstrates original thinking, is well organized, and is relevant to the assignment.
Navigating the notecard tabletop
Creating items in the outline