Abstract and Outline

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Abstract and Outline

Read the instructions below for more information on each portion of this assignment.

1. Abstract: Your abstract should be a one paragraph (approximately 150 to 250 words) summary of the major ideas of your Book Critique. It should include a sentence or two of overview about the subject matter and argument of the book and a sense of your thesis statement.

For more information on how to create an effective abstract of a paper, see the Purdue OWL.

2. Outline: Your outline should be detailed enough to show the development of your topic, including bullets for the introduction, supporting points for at least four body paragraphs of the paper, and your conclusion. Your proposed thesis statement should appear under the introduction heading. Your outline should be approximately 1 to 1.5 pages long in outline format with headings and subheadings organized by body paragraphs that build on your thesis statement and include information about other sources you intend to use beyond your main book. It should not be written in paragraph format. For information on how to create an effective outline see the resources below. The book is, The American Indian in the Civil War, 1862-1865, by Abel, A. H. (1992)

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