Outline Template for Apa Guidelines Essay

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Outline Template (Microsoft Word)

Beginning on the next page is an outline template (in Microsoft Word format), which is filled in with a sample to show you what a final outline looks like. Here is how to fill in your own outline:

Triple click on a sentence to highlight it. (Or swipe across it with a mouse’s left key held down.)

Type your sentence. (The original words should automatically disappear; if they don’t, use the Delete key to eliminate them.)

When you don’t need an outline subdivision (such as “C” or “3”), delete the line.

When you need to insert a new subdivision, place the cursor at the end of the sentence immediately above where you want to insert, press Enter, go the Style drop-down menu (typically
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B. A jet ski makes loud, intrusive noise. 1. A person on shore 100 feet away hears 80 decibels (equivalent to a police siren). 2. Two or more jet skis traveling together can create over 100 decibels (equivalent to standing next to a chainsaw). 3. These decibel levels were figured by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

(Transition: While jet skis are creating noise, they are also creating an environmental mess.)

II. Jet skis cause serious pollution of air and water.

A. One day’s worth of jet ski production of hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide equals what a car would produce in 100,000 miles. B. Jet skis have inefficient, two-stroke engines, which dump up to one-third of their fuel—unburned. C. Each year 165 million gallons of oil are spilled into U.S. waterways by jet skis. D. Jet ski emissions can harm humans, animals, and plants, says the Environmental Protection Agency. E. A lot of the toxic chemicals are long-lived. 1. Example: polycyclic hydrocarbons can kill zooplankton, an important part of the food chain. 2. In lakes that have heavy jet ski traffic, fish populations have declined.

(Transition: Pollution is not the only way that jet skis harm animals.)

III. Jet skis harass wildlife.

A. They are so small, they can enter shallow waters. B. These waters are used by wildlife for reproduction and

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