Being able to write an outline is a very helpful skill when you are trying to organize all of your thoughts and information. For the mini-research paper, I'd like you to write an outline with your first draft. You can write it before you start and then modify it if you need to as you go along. This will help your peers and I understand how you structured your essay.
Here is a helpful link from the wonderful web:
How to Write an Outline - wikiHow