The example on the left is well-structured, detailed and reflect all the main ideas.Taking a look on the right one, it is unclear how the author is going to do a research, which aspects he will cover, which arguments he will use.As we have already said, you should have a complete understanding of your topic before you start to plan your paper.
It will reflect the interconnection between ideas, how one thought flows from another, will let you check whether all your main ideas are supported by clear arguments.
In the process of writing, the outline in front of your eyes will also be a reminder for you to include all your ideas and reasoning in your paper.
Second, include all parts’ main ideas (not more than 2 sentences for each part) in the conclusion.
Then, you could state how this question can be analyzed further (maybe from different perspective/using other methods).
Here you could include the arguments that support your thesis statement and present alternative theories and analyze it, proving that they are misleading.
The final part of your research paper is a conclusion that gives a summary. First, restate your thesis statement in different words to remind your readers what the main research question is.
The body is the biggest part of your research paper outline.
Here you state all the aspects of your topic that will help you to elaborate it fully and give your readers a complete understanding of the question.
You will not be able to come up with a good essay structure, if you don’t have a clear picture in your mind of what your research paper covers.
Find as many information as possible – as a researcher you must be aware of all theories and practices already existing on your topic.