TSO: Increasing Quality

Topic outline

THM: Because our family has a variety of hobbies and interests, we get a lot of junk mail that we treat like junk.

  1. Definition of junk mail
  2. Hobbies and interests of the family
  3. Lists sold by companies
  4. Junk mail as junk

Sentence outline

THM: Because our family has a variety of hobbies and interests, we get a lot of junk mail that we treat like junk.

  1. Junk mail consists of advertising or soliciting brochures, send at "bulk rate."
  2. The hobbies and interests of our family reflect the kind of junk mail we receive, e.g., wordworking. stock investor, gardening, occasional interest in sports.
  3. The companies we order from have sold their lists of customers to firms increasingly remote from the original firms; e.g., sports interest morphed into clothing, campling and gardening.
  4. We treat the catalogs like junk: looking at it seldom and throwing in the garbage.

Sentence oultine extracted from real article
CHE 24 May 2003 on "Evolution, Males and Violence" by David P Barash

Article concludes with tie-in with beginning:
Just like the fictitious fish with which this essay began, it is time for all of us to look around and acknowledge that when it comes to the social construction of sex differences in violence, the traditional view is all wet.

There are other examples from class work: see Sentence Outlines.


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