THE PROMISED LAND IS WITHIN SIGHT!! Keep on keeping on–Quotations, Outlining, Introductions

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Below is info to keep you moving forward on you LFJ project.

Stay focused. Due date is December 10th, and its just around the corner.

Here is a link to remind you about integrating quotations. We covered this a couple of months back, so it shouldn’t be new. Follow up with me if you have questions: INTEGRATING QUOTATIONS IN JOURNALISM

BELOW is a link to a sample outline…USE IT. IT WILL HELP!!

**The outline below is typical for developing a narrative essay/long form journalism. You will want to create some variation based on your topic and purpose, so change the template to fit your purpose. Also, be aware that you may have several paragraphs where there is one Roman numeral, but this is a typical outline for a chronologically developed narrative. You can also use chronology creatively by playing with the order.**

I. Introduction

  • Attention-getter/hook
  • Significance of topic

1. Significance of topic to you–or– 2. Significance of topic to reader

  • What is the central idea you want to get across with your essay?)

II. Set-it-up–Who and What?

  • Background about event—to allow a reader to understand

    • History of people or event

    • Relevant details about the event B.

    • People involved

  • Description of relevant physical characteristics

  • Description of relevant personality characteristics

III. Setting..Rationale, Reasons, Seeking the answer to “Why?”

  • Description of setting using five senses

  • Explanation of significance of the setting

  • Short anecdote or foreshadowing

  • Details establishing conflict

  • Details establishing the stakes for people

  • Event(S)

  • Explain how things started to happen

  • Show what people did to reach the point where the event was imminent—point of no return.

  • Detailed sensory description of what happened

  • Feelings about what happened 

IV. Climax of Event/Climax of Narrative

  • Things come to a head
  • Detailed sensory description
  • Feelings about what happened

V. Resolution of Event

  • Tell how things end up

  • Sum up the event





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