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Chapter 14. Time to Outline > The All-Purpose Outline - Pg. 115

Time to Outline 115 · Full-text outlines describe the speech in complete sentences; key word outlines use important words and phrases to sketch the speech's contents. · Outlines must use a consistent system of letters and numbers, subordinate ideas, and be in parallel gram- matical form. · Once you get the hang of it, outlines are not difficult to construct--and are well worth the time.