In-class exercise: Writing an outline
Write a movie outline
- Have class get into groups of 3-4
- They then select movie or TV show they have all seen and figure out why they liked it or didn’t like it
- Write specific purpose, central idea and outline two main points with two subpoints for the reasons you liked or did not like it
- Each group should appoint someone type it up and e-mail it to the professor before next class (or use overhead projector/document reader as available).
The exercise itself takes 10-15 minutes. I would then compile the outlines for each class into a series of slides and during the next class we would review and critique the outline format and organization as a group.