Feedback Needed: Outlining Practice for ENGL001

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Author’s Note: Hello! I am requesting feedback from people who are finished with at least Unit 1 of ENGL001. Please comment on how I can improve this outline draft for the topic in the title. Also, I’m really sorry but I don’t know how to fix the indents for the Outline. So if you know how, please comment it! Thank you so much!

"What does it take to succeed in an Internet-based college course?"
I. Anecdote: I’m not doing one right now but in my high-school context it means scoring high enough on the quizzes. The things you need:
A. Time management
B. Take notes
C. Understanding of the subject
D. Prayer and motivation
E. Good character - no distractions, good discipline
II. Time management
A. Schedule
1. Goals per week
2. Timeline
B. Stick to it!
1. Get rid of distractions.
2. Ban yourself from social media.
3. Work with your family with your schedule.
III. Understanding of the subject
A. It’s not about memorisation. It’s about really understanding your lesson and learning how to apply it.
B. Take your time to understand and really get it.
1. Find supplement websites if you can’t understand from the given link.
2. Practice it until you get it.
IV. Take notes
A. Use note-taking strategies.
1. Cornell Notetaking Strategy
2. Outline format
B. Use tools
1. Binder notebook
2. Highlighters
C. Draw diagrams.
V. Prayer and motivation
A. God is the author of wisdom, so go to him!
B. Work as for the Lord, not for men.
C. Pray before taking tests.
VI. Good character
A. Patience
B. Perseverance
C. Self-control and discipline
D. Common sense
VII. Conclusion
A. Disclaimer: I’m not in college yet. I haven’t even tried the final tests. I wasn’t faithful to advice I gave you just now. But hopefully this works.`


#2

Hi @siaadalia :slight_smile:

Let me start this reply of mine with a Disclaimer: I haven’t taken the “ENGL001: English Composition I” Saylor course yet and I also don’t work at / for Saylor.

Having said that, I read your outline and I liked it. Congratulations! :slight_smile:

I think that I can give you a tip about how to fix the indents for the Outline here in Saylor’s Discussion Forums (that are powered by the Discourse web forum software): the easiest way to preserve the indentation formatting of your outiline may be to surround your indented outline with the <pre> and </pre> HTML tags (if you don’t know the “pre” HTML tag, you can read more about it, for instance, at the “MDN (Mozilla Developer Network) Web Docs” documentation web page about the “pre” HTML tag : https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/pre).

Here’s how your outline looks after surrounding it with the <pre> and </pre> HTML tags (and also after entering some line breaks in the middle of some longer sentences):

I. Anecdote: I'm not doing one right now but in my high-school 
   context it means scoring high enough on the quizzes. 
   The things you need:
        A. Time management
        B. Take notes
        C. Understanding of the subject
        D. Prayer and motivation
        E. Good character - no distractions, good discipline
II. Time management
    A. Schedule
        1. Goals per week
        2. Timeline
    B. Stick to it!
        1. Get rid of distractions.
        2. Ban yourself from social media.
        3. Work with your family with your schedule.
III. Understanding of the subject
    A. It's not about memorisation. It's about really understanding 
        your lesson and learning how to apply it.
    B. Take your time to understand and really get it.
        1. Find supplement websites if you can't understand from
            the given link.
        2. Practice it until you get it.
IV. Take notes
    A. Use note-taking strategies.
        1. Cornell Notetaking Strategy
        2. Outline format
    B. Use tools
        1. Binder notebook
        2. Highlighters
    C. Draw diagrams.
V. Prayer and motivation
    A. God is the author of wisdom, so go to him!
    B. Work as for the Lord, not for men.
    C. Pray before taking tests.
VI. Good character
    A. Patience
    B. Perseverance
    C. Self-control and discipline
    D. Common sense
VII. Conclusion
    A. Disclaimer: I'm not in college yet. I haven't even 
        tried the final tests. I wasn't faithful to advice 
        I gave you just now. But hopefully this works.`