Write three separate parts, but the thesis and outline are written on the same page. The works cited page is written on a separate page with a page break (not extra lines). Do NOT hit the enter key repeatedly to move to the next page!

Part 1 – Research Paper Thesis Statement:  Your thesis will change during the writing process. The thesis may be more than one sentence, but it should not be an entire paragraph.

Don’t confuse the thesis with the introduction.

Part 2 – Research Paper Outline:  Write an alphanumeric outline for the Research Paper and use only keywords and phrases — not complete sentences and paragraphs.

The best resource for learning how to write an alphanumeric outline without writing complete sentences is the Purdue University OWL. Click on this link to review guidelines for writing an outline with keywords and phrases instead of sentences and paragraphs. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

To see a sample alphanumeric outline, click on this link: (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Part 3 – References Page:  Write a references page that includes at least three sources cited according to the APA Guidelines.

Your Module 3 assignment is a working thesis and outline. It will change as you work on the research project in Modules 4-6. You aren’t required to use this thesis or outline.


Before you type the following first four lines in the left corner of the page, set up the entire document for double spacing. Change the before-after paragraph settings to zero and the font to Size 12 Times New Roman.

Your name

Professor Linda Brender

Name of the course

International format for the date:  15 November 2018

Do not put this information in the header.

  1. Use the most readable font: size 12 Times New Roman black, unbolded font. It is standard for academic assignments. Don’t use Calibri 11.
  2. Double-space the entire essay. Your before-and-after paragraph settings must be set to zero (not auto, 10, 8, etc.).
  3. Use one-inch margins on all sides.
  4. Indent one-half inch for paragraphs.
  5. Center a descriptive and/or creative title above the first line of the assignment.
  6. Do not use any bolding, italics, or quotation marks for your own title.
  7. Write the date in the international format.   15 November 2018

Follow all APA documentation guidelines. It is a crucial learning outcome for ENGL 1190.


Go back to your assignment folder and see that you can open your file after you submit it.



ENGL 1190 Thesis, Outline, and Works Cited PageENGL 1190 Thesis, Outline, and Works Cited PageCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis Statement10.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOutline50.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks50.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReferences Page40.0 ptsFull Marks0.0 ptsNo Marks40.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0

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