Note: The verbiage here is only meant to trigger the direction for that particular step of Monroe’s Sequence. Students should not use this exact wording in their outlines; their content should simply cover each area shown here.
I. Attention Step
- The problem
- Here’s proof that this is a serious problem
- Here’s how this problem impacts your life, audience
- Some people say this isn’t really a problem.
- I say they’re wrong, and here’s why
- Here’s the solution to this problem:
- Here’s how the solution works:
- Here’s proof that this solution does work to solve the problem:
- Some say this kind of a solution won’t work.
- I say they’re wrong, and here’s why:
- Picture how much worse off we’ll be if we don’t move to use my solution
- Picture how much better the world will be once we put my solution into place
- Restate thesis:
- Call to action:
- Because if you don’t:
- But if you do
- Tie Down