CASE STUDY #5: High School Outline
Organizing a term paper can be a daunting process for any high school student. Amy had to write a 16 to 20 page term paper for history class comparing the rules and regulations of various monarchies of Europe. “Collecting and researching this information alone was a big process, but organizing it and making it useful was even harder. I was able to make different outlines for each source while my friends were using little 3×5 cards. I used a few different outline types but mostly the indent type and the concept maps.” Amy received a 97 on her term paper and she reported that the actual writing was the easy part because her research and other needed information is so accessible.
CASE STUDY #4: Middle School Outline
Ryan was a middle school student who I began working with midway through his seventh grade year. He was having issues organizing – specifically for science because the class involved information that the teacher provided in multiple types of ways such as power points, in worksheets and also in class notes. He was having trouble integrating all this information into one singular way. “I took the information and to make a single outline as simply as he could but yet it contained all the main information I needed. I was also using the outlines to organize teachers the notes and my own notes.” Ryan used the radial and line style outlines mostly because they were the most useful for this type of information and they were visual.