(THIS IS WHAT YOUR ESSAY OUTLINE SHOULD LOOK LIKE.)
Thesis Statement: Getting a college degree will help me build a better life for me and my
children because I could get a better job, be a better parent, and feel better about myself.
Support 1 Topic Sentence: With a college degree, I can find a better job.
1. Get a less boring job
2. Have more options for jobs
3. Make more money and work one job, not two
Support 2 Topic Sentence: If I had a college degree, I could be a better parent.
1. Spend more time with them because I don’t have to work two jobs.
2. Get them some things they want
3. Live in a better place
4. Be a good role model for them
Support 3 Topic Sentence: Having a college degree helps me to feel better about myself.
1. Get respect from others
2. Respect myself because I achieved an important goal
3. Go on to achieve other goals
Most would agree that finishing my college degree will not be easy, but as you can see, it will be