# Use outlines and paragraph titles to write your paper

I like to use outlines to design my papers: start deciding the title of the sections and try to do the same per each paragraph in that section. It is like if two or three text lines will have a title. This really helps to organize the paper flow and to move things around. Write the paragraph title in a way it is recognizable and easily removable for final editing of the paper.

If you use LaTeX, for each paragraph use

\paragraph{\footnotesize\bf [Summary: Title of the paragraph]}

to set paragraph titles.

This command \setcounter{tocdepth}{4} in the latex header allows to show the paragraph title in the table of contents. You can hide the title in the final version of the paper by using this command in the latex header \renewcommand\paragraph[1]{}. _DP

## One Reply to “Use outlines and paragraph titles to write your paper”

1. Domenico Prattichizzo says:

If you do not want to see the title of the paragraph in the final pdf, use this in the latex preamble.

renewcommandparagraph[1]{}