Delete the instructions from whatever sections you need to use for your research and notes. Feel free to use only the sections that are relevant for your project. Check out the content repurposing frameworks at the bottom for ideas about what to write.
. But briefly, it’s the thing that will get the attention of your audience. Check out the social pages you like on a platform and filter their library of content by “most relevant/most popular” to get an idea of what sorts of content will hook that audience. Get inspiration from there.
Pictures. Illustrations. Drawings.
Central Argument/Main Hypothesis
The central theme of a piece. The main contribution the author is seeking to make to their field.
How is the argument supported?
Who is the argument for?
Sub-theses statements to support the central argument.
Give Background Content.
Subjects and Locations
People central to the narrative and places that are important.
Facts, Statistics, and Figures
The hard and fast numbers.
Methods, Analysis & Theory
How has the author analyzed the evidence to support their conclusion.
Your Analysis. Think deeply after reading, collecting, and synthesizing your research.
Commentary. What do you think?
Think about what sorts of questions are inspired by your research?
What are your knowledge gaps.
The 9 why’s exercise could help. Keep asking why. After 9 why’s, you’ll have the truest essence of your line of thinking.
Sources & Evidence
What are your sources?
Pieces of art
Anything used to corroborate the author’s thesis.
Collect as many quotes as possible if you’re tackling a journalism project. It’s better to have to many to select the choicest quotes.
Repurposing and Republishing
If you needed an idea of what to write about once you’ve collected enough sources and analyzed them to populate the subhead, I’ve included some frameworks to you write content exponentially with the power of the Ultimate Modular Outline.