(1) Topic Outlines - Practice #1

Directions:

Copy and paste all of the information below into a new Google Document titled "Practice Topic Outlines."  Then complete the two assignments as directed in the information listed below.  When finished, submit your assignment via the Moodle dropbox using the file picker.

Assignment #1: 

Below are all the items from a topic outline titled "Birds."  Make an outline using the proper MLA header, proper organizational form, and correct ordering of the items listed below.  There will be three main heads (three Roman numerals).

Items: habits; physical characteristics; are pests to ranchers; build nests; wings; warm blood; because of food; seed eaters; used for light; classifications; because of climate; feathers; are pests to farmers; migrate; flesh eaters; used sometimes for swimming; are helpful scavengers; plant eaters; insect eaters; sometimes not used; fruit eaters; help check weed spread; fish eaters; animal eaters

Birds

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Assignment #2

The scrambled outline below provides information about the cultural effects of Bikinian relocation that occurred after the United States used the Bikini atoll (coral island or islands) to test nuclear weapons in 1946.  List the four major divisions and order their subdivisions.

  • inability to return to Bikini because of its radioactivity
  • self-sufficiency through sailing and fishing expertise
  • loss of skills
  • dependence on the United States for medical care, housing, food
  • lack of nutrition in much U.S. food
  • general good ehalth through nutritious diet
  • loss of self-sufficiency
  • scarcity of traditional seafood and coconuts
  • difficulty and danger of sailing or fishing off Kili
  • lack of variety in public eating places (just chicken, rice)
  • loss of teachers of sea skills, as Bikinian seamen age
  • loss of diet
  • inability to support themselves independently on Kili
  • good life on Bikini

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