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CRJ 417/517: Crimmigration

Research Guide for CRJ 417/517

Developing your Outline

Strong outlines focus on organizing sources and evidence into themes and arguments, and then organizing these themes and arguments to logically build stories with compelling narratives and conclusions

Step 1: Identify the information you want to use from your sources

  • What key information, issues, theories, approaches, evidence, and/or arguments will you use in your Story Map?

Step 2: Identify relationships, links, and common themes

  • What relationships and links do you see between the information you want to use from each of your sources?
  • What common themes and arguments can you build from the information and evidence in your sources?

Step 3: Arrange themes and arguments

  • How can you arrange your themes and arguments hierarchically and sequentially so that they logically build compelling narratives and conclusions?
  • These will represent the sections of your Story Map
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