How do I write an outline?
This outline will help you write a five paragraph essay for a narrative format. However, you can easily organize your question and answer format essay using this outline as well.
Start with a humorous or interesting anecdote or fact that the person told you.
Thesis statement: A thesis statement is one sentence that tells who was interviewed, his or her title, and why you interviewed the person. Basically, what do you plan to tell your reader about this person? This must be in the introduction, and you must spell the person's name correctly. Read this article on how to write a thesis statement for more help.
II. Body paragraph 1: One big idea you learned
III. Body paragraph 2: Second big idea you learned
IV. Body paragraph 3: Third big idea you learned
V. Conclusion: You need to wrap up your essay by summarizing and writing some concluding remarks about the person.
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How to Reference an Interview in APA
Use the following template to cite an interview using the APA citation format. We also provide style guides for the MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. To have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free APA citation maker.
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Important Note on Personal Interviews:
- A personal interview should NOT be included in a reference list in APA. They are not considered recoverable data (they cannot be found by a researcher). You should reference personal interviews as in-text citations instead.
- Example: (J. Doe, personal communication, December 12, 2004)
That being said, there is a general structure if you want to cite a personal interview as part of your APA works cited list:
Author, A. (Year, Month Date). Interview type.
APA format example:
Marino, B. (2014, October 18). Personal Interview.
For more information on how to cite in APA, check out the APA Style Guide.
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