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Please help me with an outline for a 4-page essay on the Haiti earthquake.outline

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kerngarcia | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM via web

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Please help me with an outline for a 4-page essay on the Haiti earthquake.


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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM (Answer #1)

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This depends a great deal on what you want to talk about in your essay.  We do not know what you are supposed to be discussing or proving.  If I were writing an essay on anything I want that had to do with this earthquake, my outline would look something like this:

  • Size of the earthquake and where it was centered.
  • The extent of the immediate damage.
  • The state of the victims today.
  • Why the damage was so bad compared to earthquakes in other countries.
  • Why the victims are so bad off even a year after.

These would be the body paragraphs.  I would, of course, have an introduction and conclusion.  My main thesis would be that the Haiti earthquake caused more immediate damage and that the survivors are still in a bad situation because of the terrible weakness of Haiti's government.

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