Outline Teresa Durant

Thesis Statement: there are three major influences on how a personality is developed

Format for Outline

I. Introduction

A. Background (give us some interesting background information about your topic)

  1. Interesting bit #1: what makes me so interested in this topic is the fact that you are able to teach explain what
  2. Interesting bit #2:
  3. Interesting bit #3:

B. Thesis Statement:

II. First subtopic: constitutional

A. First Point: definition

  1. supporting evidence #1: constitutional also known as hereditary factors develop mental factors within people themselves (source)
  2. supporting evidence #2:

B. Second Point: how it impacts — examples of this theory

  1. supporting evidence #1: example from book:
  2. supporting evidence #2: anecdote from your life:

III. Second subtopic: situational and environmental ( a rise from others)

A. First Point: definition

  1. supporting evidence #1: situational factors a rise from the interaction between other people and their environment (source)
  2. supporting evidence#2:

B. Second Point: how it impacts — examples of this theory

  1. supporting evidence #1:example from book: even an unborn baby is affected by social, economic, and environmental conditions. everything the mother does affects her unborn baby's development. After birth studies have shown that prejudice and discrimination adversely affects personality development. they may lead to very negative self image
  2. supporting evidence #2: anecdote from your life:

IV. Third subtopic: Developmental ( within themselves)

A. First point: definition

  1. supporting evidence #1:
  2. supporting evidence #2:

B. Second Point: how it impacts — examples of this theory

  1. supporting evidence #1: example from book: includes hunger and the instinct for self preservation
  2. supporting evidence #2: anecdote from your life:

V. Conclusion: A restatement of the main points of your paper:

A. 1st Point:

B. 2nd Point:

C. 3rd point:

D. Interesting Ending:


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