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    Read this passage and look at the outline:
       The English Lab, housed in the Administration building, consists of two adjoining rooms which contain 70 Macintosh computers and 2 laser printers. In addition to a server which allows instructors to make assignments and materials available over the Internet and to the local intranet, each computer in the lab contains a word processor, a web browser, telnet and hundreds of commercial and teacher-authored programs appropriate for students who are building their English skills. There are also 3 video stations, and a terminal to the college VAX machine which is used for record-keeping.

    
    	I. English Lab
    		A. Physical Plant
    			1. in Administration building
    			2.  two adjoining rooms				
    		B. Resources
    			1. computers
    			2. video stations
    
  1. In the above outline, which is the most important idea?
    English Lab computers Physical PlantResources
  2. In the above outline, which is the more important idea?
    Physical Plant Resources Physical Plant and Resources are equal adjoining rooms
  3. In the above outline...
    you could substitute "in the Administration building" with "two adjoining rooms"you could flip "Resources" with "computers"you could exchange "Physical Plant" with "English Lab"
    .....and still not change the meaning of the outline.
  4. Read this passage and look at the outline:
       The Internet is an incalculable tool for research. It is a network of thousands of computers across the world. Researchers, students, government agencies, schools, businesses and individuals have left multigigabytes of free information on these computers, available to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. There are thousands of "web sites", as they are called, with text, pictures, sounds, and movie clips. You can see this material by simply sending out the appropriate Internet address, and after a few moments, it appears on your screen. You can type in the address directly, or you can automatically invoke an address by tapping on an icon or an underlined "link" on the home page of a web site that you already have on your screen. Often the information can be printed or downloaded (copied) directly to your local computer and saved on your own diskette.

    	I. The Internet
    		A. What it is
    		B. Web Sites
    			1. How to see them
    			2. How to save the information
    
  5. In the above outline, which is the most important idea?
    Web Sites What it is How to see them Web sitesHow to save information The Internet
  6. In the above outline, which is the more important idea?
    How to see themWhat it isHow to save the information they are all equal .
  7. In the above outline, you could...
    substitute "Web sites" for "The Internet" substitute "How to see them" for "How to save the information" substitute "What it is" for "How to see them"
    .....and still not change the meaning of the outline.
  8. Look at this outline from our classwork:

    I. Types of measurement
    	A. Volume
    		1. Quarts
    		2. Pints
    		3. Gallons
    	B. Length
    		1. Miles
    		2. Feet
    		3. Inches
    II. Types of money
    	A. United States
    		1. Pesos
    		2. Cents
    	B. Other Countries
    		1. Lira
    		2. Yen
    		3. Francs
    

  9. In the above outline, which is the most important idea?
    Types of moneyTypes of measurement United States "Types of money" and "Types of measurement" are equal
  10. In the above outline, which is the more important idea?
    Other countriesFranc Inchesthey are all equal.
  11. In the above outline, which item is in the wrong place?
    Pesos Yen Types of measurementPints
  12. If you had to add the word "meters" to the outline, where would it go?
    as number 4 under B - "Other Countries"as number 4 under B - "Length"as number 3 under A - "United States" as C under II-"Types of Money" as new section III.

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