Sample Outlines for Research Papers

Research paper outline briefly gives a brief overview of what the rest of the paper is about. It also provides the structure for the arguments. Some of the sample research paper outlines below will give more ideas on how the outline may look like.

Topic:
Benefits of Distant Learning
Instructions:
Write an outline for a presentation on the benefits of distance learning(online classes) from a students perspective. The audience will be students and teachers with very little computer experience and may be somewhat fearful of the idea. Make sure to tailor the presentation outline with this audience in mind.This outline should be at least 2 pages long. You can use a traditional outline (Roman Numerals, followed by alphabetical letters and then regular numbers). Remember this is an outline and should not include sentences or essays. At the end of the outline include 2-3 paragraphs which detail the rationale for the structure of your outline.
Topic:
Nuclear Waste Mangment in USA
Instructions:
The essay should allow objective examination of relevant material and narrowed to about 1500 + words in length. The outline of a paper is a summary of the main points. It is a skeleton of the paper, which will be fleshed out during the writing process. The outline serves several purposes: it shows the organization of the material, it shows the relationship of the ideas to be presented, and it distinguishes between main ideas and supporting information.
Topic:
North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA)
Instructions:
Research current issues and challenges facing the trade agreement as well as its successes. Discuss possible solutions being considered to the problems. Discuss the impact NAFTA has had or is having on international business and FDI.
Topic:
Hard rock music as a positive social force
Instructions:
A properly researched persuasive library paper of 1000 words (950-1050 max.). If you use Times New Roman size 12 font, the body of your paper will be roughly three double-spaced pages long. Do not include the title page, formal outline, and works cited page in your word-count. Argue that hard rock music IS NOT a positive social force.