Sample Outline for the Biology Paper

Below is a sample outline. Your outline should include your choices for what topics you’d like to cover, as well as a topic sentence for each paragraph.

I. Introduction
-Topic Sentence/Thesis

II. First Paragraph: Carbohydrates
-Topic Sentence
Pick three of the following to discuss: carbohydrates structure; examples; role in the cell; role in diseases; how they are formed or broken down

III. Second Paragraph: Proteins
-Topic Sentence
Pick three of the following to discuss: carbohydrates structure; examples; role in the cell; role in diseases; how they are formed or broken down
Compare and contrast with carbs.

IV. Third Paragraph: Lipids
-Topic Sentence
Pick three of the following to discuss: carbohydrates structure; examples; role in the cell; role in diseases; how they are formed or broken down
Compare and contrast w/ carbs and proteins.

V. Fourth Paragraph: Nucleic Acids
-Topic Sentence
Pick three of the following to discuss: carbohydrates structure; examples; role in the cell; role in diseases; how they are formed or broken down
Compare and contrast w/ carbs, proteins, and lipids

VI. Conclusion
-Topic Sentence

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