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What is an outline on the use of Quaver?

To put together an outline on the use of Quaver, start with the main point you want to communicate, then include sub-points that support that main idea.

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There are quite a few potential ways to use Quaver, so an outline on its use could go in several different directions. No matter which way you decide to go, however, you can follow the same basic steps to get there.

Start by deciding what your big main point is. What's the one thing you want your audience to take away from your outline (or from something based on it, like a speech or paper)?

The obvious answer is "Quaver is useful for music teachers," but since it is so obvious, it's wise to dig a little deeper. For instance, you might want your one big takeaway point to be "Quaver is useful for music teachers with little experience in elementary music" or "Quaver can be useful with high school musicians, but it requires some creativity."

Write this one at the top of the outline. Everything else in the outline needs to relate to it in some way.

Then, start thinking of points that could support this one big point. For example, if your "One Big Point" is "Quaver is useful for music teachers with little experience in elementary music," your sub-points might be:

  • Quaver's lessons are organized in a way that allows new music teachers to adapt it to their own curriculum or classroom requirements.
  • Quaver lessons are short, allowing new teachers to use them to lay out the big points of a lesson while also incorporating classroom activities.
  • Quaver's format keeps young children engaged with the content.

Put these on your outline, leaving space between them for more info.

Then, fill out each of these sub-points with details that support that particular sub-point. For instance, under "Quaver's format keeps even young children engaged with the content," you might discuss how each Quaver episode uses bright colors, short clips, and a mix of live action and animation to appeal to children's shorter attention spans.

Wrap it all up by restating your "One Big Point" in different terms: "New elementary music teachers can benefit from adding Quaver to their classroom curriculum," for example. This helps your audience remember what the "One Big Point" was.

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