Item on Outline Title (put at top) I- Main Topic (represented by roman numerals) A-Subtopics (represented by capitol letters) You can’t have an A without a B 1- Details of the subtopics (represented by numbers) You can’t have a 1 without a 2 a- sub-details (represented with lower case letters) Format Title I. Main topic A. Subtopic B. Subtopic 1. Detail 2. Detail a. sub-detail b. sub-detail II. Main topic Outline Rules You may NOT write in complete sentences. You may put some a reference to quotes that you want to use with a pg number or some other sort of designation. There should be minimal writing. You are not writing the essay!! You are only planning it.