How To Write An Outline For Analytical Essay

Analytical essay
Before writing any analytical essay, it is of great essence to write its outline. It helps in simplifying the workload that is to be done during the essay. The outline for the analytical essay also helps in minimizing the confusion that may appear during the writing of the essay. This is because it gives the guides on what is to be written in each particular section and subsection. The main section of an outline is the introduction which introduces the main theme of the analytical essay. He body is the second part  and entails the main points that are used to explain the theme. The main points can have sub-sections for further analysis. The final part is the conclusion that offers an explanation. The targeted audience for this how-to list will be students. This is because most of the students are exposed to situations where they have to write analytical essay papers

Purpose
How to write an analytical essay
This how-to list paper is aimed at teaching students on the necessity to write an outline for the analytical essay. This is because the outline plays a very significant role to the final analytical essay paper that the student will write.

Prerequisites

It is advisable to have basic knowledge on how to write an essay. This will help a lot I understanding the how-to-do list. Furthermore, this is just a guideline to help one with the knowledge of writing an analytical essay. This paper gives an in-depth understanding of the how-to list

Steps of writing an analytical essay paper

The first step has a catchy title that will show the paper that is being analyzed. After the catchy title, the first paragraph of the essay is the introduction. The introduction must have the hook which is the opening statement of the analytical essay. After the hook is the author. This makes it easier for people reading the analytical essay to easily relate to the topic. A brief description of introducing the main theme of the paper follows the introduction of the paper. After the description, there is the thesis which is just a statement that summarizes the whole idea of the analytical paper.

After the introduction, there is the body. The body is the section where the main points of the paper are put.  A well-written body of any analytical essay paper should have three paragraphs. Each paragraph should have its idea that is being explained.

The second paragraph should begin with the topic sentence. This is the sentence that shows what the paragraph will discuss and how the thesis will be proved. After the topic sentence, there is the context for the quote. This shows who said the quote and what were the happenings when the quote was said. In the analysis of the context for the quote, there is the quote from the text that should be well cited. After this, there is the analysis of the quote. The analysis should be concentrated with proving the thesis that was mentioned in the introduction section. After the analysis of the quote, there should be a closing sentence that winds up the paragraph and ensures that there is a smooth transition to the next paragraph.

The following two paragraphs after the second paragraph should have the same format as the second paragraph. They are the body paragraphs that show the analysis of what is being analyzed in the paper. They prove the thesis of the paper. The format is

  • Topic sentence
  • Context for the quote
  • Quote from the text
  • Analysis of the quote
  • Closing sentence

The fifth paragraph is the conclusion and the last paragraph in the analytical essay. In conclusion, one should start by summarizing the arguments that have been presented in the essay. Then extend the argument by showing the analysis that you have placed forth to prove the thesis. Conclude the conclusion paragraph by indication the importance of the analytical essay.

Below is the outline of an analytical essay.
Outline of analytical essay
A good Heading

Introduction (Paragraph 1)

  • Hook
  • Author
  • A summary
  • Thesis

Body

Paragraph 2

  • Topic sentence
  • Context for the quote
  • Quote from the text
  • Analysis of the quote
  • Closing sentence

Paragraph 3

  • Topic sentence
  • Context for the quote
  • Quote from the text
  • Analysis of the quote
  • Closing sentence

Paragraph 4

  • Topic sentence
  • Context for the quote
  • Quote from the text
  • Analysis of the quote
  • Closing sentence

Conclusion (Paragraph 5)

  • Summary of the arguments in the paper
  • Analysis Summary
  • Importance of the analysis

In summary, the outline of an analytical essay helps in reducing any form of confusion that may appear in the analytical essay by acting as a guideline. The guideline shown in the paper will help in understanding how to write the outline for an analytical essay.