Below you will find a sample outline and the essay written from that outline. Leading sentence: "It took me eighteen years to realize what an extraordinary influence my mother has been on my life."II.
Summary of main points: "I not only came to love the excitement of learning simply for the sake of knowing something new, but I also came to understand the idea of giving back to the community in exchange for a new sense of life, love, and spirit."Paragraph 2 (First Supporting Point)I.
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Despite the fact that we were traveling with fourteen-month-old twins, we managed to be at each ruin when the site opened at sunrise.
I vividly remember standing in an empty amphitheatre pretending to be an ancient tragedian, picking out my favorite sculpture in the Acropolis museum, and inserting our family into modified tales of the battle at Troy.I was nine years old when my family visited Greece.Every night for three weeks before the trip, my older brother Peter and I sat with my mother on her bed reading Greek myths and taking notes on the Greek Gods.Eight years and half a dozen passport stamps later I have come to value what I have learned on these journeys about global history, politics and culture, as well as my family and myself.While I treasure the various worlds my mother has opened to me abroad, my life has been equally transformed by what she has shown me just two miles from my house.Having finally perfected the "floating paintbrush" trick, I began work as a full time volunteer with the five and six year old children last June.It is here that I met Jane Doe, an exceptionally strong girl with a vigor that is contagious.She has worked as a Social Studies Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and an SAT Prep Teacher.She received her MA in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education in 2014.Keep reading to learn more about how to develop an effective outline for your paper.Emily Listmann is a private tutor in San Carlos, California.