7 Sample Outline 2

Idea 2: Intercultural Interview

This is a general approach to the topic to explore the ideas from any of our speakers.

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Introduction

  •  Attention:
    • During a guest speaker’s presentation in class, I heard the speaker say…
    • The examples of how language and intercultural communication are related included:
  • Topic Revealed
    • These examples helped me better see why language, or verbal communication is defined as________________________ (CITATION)
    • To me, this means….
    • It is not easy to define, but I believe….. (narrow and set up your thesis)
  • Thesis/Preview
    Language can confine and define, this can provide challenges and rewards. Specifically:

Transition

Body

  • Part 1: Defining Terms — Culture, Language and Intercultural Communication:
    •  Culture
    • Define Terms: Several definitions for ______ [culture in this outline] are included in the book that offer insight into the nature of this term.
      1. According to _____________, culture is defined as. “____________________________________” (CITATION).
      2. Paraphrase/Explain Citation: When I read this definition, I think ______________________________________.
      3. The definition explains: ________________________.
    • Language/Verbal Communication:
      1. According to _____________, language [or verbal communication] is defined as,
        “__________________________________________” (CITATION).
      2. Paraphrase/Explain Citation: When I read this definition, I think ______________________________.
      3. The definition explains: ________________________.
    • The “Nexus” of Culture, Language and Intercultural Communication Means:
      1. According to _____________, the three terms intersect in such a way…
        “_________________________________________” (CITATION).
      2. Paraphrase/Explain Citation: When I read this definition, I think ____________________________________.
      3. The definition explains: _________________________.
      4. Synthesis and Section Conclusion: These definitions show that…
        1. Tie to Essay Prompt/Personalize: I have experienced a variety challenges and rewards using language with a variety of cultures including…..
        2. Paragraph Conclusion: THERFORE, I believe that …..about language and intercultural communication.
  • More about a culture I interacted with:
    1. For this assignment, I interacted with the culture/co-culture of:
      1. Describe
      2. What happened?
    2. The Outside Research I conducted indicates that: explain/cite sources.
    3. From this research I wanted to learn:
    4. Testing it out: to learn more, I explored the culture by …and applied the following terms:
      1. Term-Example-Your Interpretation/Take away about this concept.
      2. Term-Example- Your Interpretation/Take away about this concept.
      3. Term-Example- Your Interpretation/Take away about this concept.
    5. Synthesis and section conclusion.
  • From this experience, I learned that:
    1. What I have learned about myself.
      1. Explain
      2. Example(s)
      3. Tie back to terms/conclusion.
    2. What I want to explore about others.
      1. Explain
      2. Example(s)
      3. Tie back to terms/conclusion.

Conclusion

  • Summary
  • Concluding remarks

 

 

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