5th Period--Sample Outline from Class, 5/20
Everything written in RED will change depending on what you are arguing or how you want to say it.
SAMPLE OUTLINE FOR PROP. 187 ARGUMENT
A. Attention-getter: “Remember” quote by F.D.R.
B. Context about what Prop. 187 is
C. Thesis: I believe that Prop. 187 does not discriminate, but it is an unjust law. It isn’t discriminatory because illegal immigrants are not judged unfairly. However, taking education away from children, no matter who they are, causes harm.
II. Body Paragraph: Proof of no “unfair judgment”
A. Transition and topic sentence: First of all, illegal immigrants are in no way judged unfairly by Prop. 187.
B. Context about the judgment Prop. 187: The law states that illegal immigrants are harming Californian’s economy by taking taxes and jobs away from citizens.
C. Evidence: $4 billion cost (p. 6/note card 3)
D. Explain evidence! (Show how it is FAIR judgment) _________________________________
E. Tie-back to your thesis: Therefore, since Prop. 187 doesn’t judge illegals unfairly, there is no discrimination involved with this law.
III. Body Paragraph: MORE proof of no “unfair judgment”
A. Transition and topic sentence: Moreover, ________________________
B. Evidence: $1,178 tax payers spend on illegals in Cali (p. 10/note card 5)
C. Explain evidence!
IV. Body Paragraph: Proof there is “injustice/harm”
A. Transition and topic sentence: Although I believe Prop. 187 does not judge illegal immigrants unfairly, there is injustice involved with this law.
B. Context about what action Prop. 187 take: Remember that Proposition 187 limits illegal immigrants from public services like medical care and education.
C. Evidence: 187 kicks 300,000 kids out (p. 17/note card ___) and Plyler v. Doe evidence about "right of education" (p. 13/note card ___)
D. Explain evidence! (Show how it is UNJUST) _________________________
E. Tie-back to your thesis: So even though Prop. 187 doesn't discriminate, it's an unjust law.
V. Body Paragraph: MORE proof there is “injustice”
A. Transition and topic sentence:
C. Explain evidence!