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This resource describes why outlines are useful, what types of outlines exist, provides suggestions for developing effective outlines, and discusses how outlines can be used as an invention strategy for writing.
Some assignments ask you to read and analyze complex information. In these cases, reverse outlining can help you distill the main ideas into short, clear statements. You may also use reverse outlining to revise your own work.