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Write a 300-500 word summary of the article. This summary will consist of a few paragraphs that summarize the main and supporting points of the article.
â€¢ Master pre-reading and reading strategies for different texts
â€¢ Understand how genre and intended audience shapes reading and writing
â€¢ Determine the logic to the ordering of ideas in a text and identify transitions as signposts to the different parts of texts
â€¢ Annotate a reading by identifying main ideas and supporting evidence
â€¢ Recognize the effect of perspective and purpose on tone, organization, and vocabulary choice
â€¢ Summarize accurately
To complete this assignment successfully
â€¢ Read and annotate the article, noting in the margins the main purpose of each paragraph
â€¢ Underline the main points of the article and number the evidence that supports it
â€¢ Try making an outline of the article
â€¢ Determine the articleâ€™s thesis (implicit or explicit)
â€¢ Make a list of what to include in your summary.
â€¢ Draft, paying careful attention to attribution of ideas and/or citations
â€¢ Review paraphrases
o Do you correctly surmise the thesis of the article?
o Do you accurately report all the main and supporting points for this thesis?
o Have you represented the authorâ€™s ideas clearly without distortion?
o Have you represented the authors ides concisely without including unnecessary detail?
o Have you used attributive tags to discuss the authorâ€™s arguments?
o Have you used your own words with few quotes and adequate paraphrase?
o Have you followed summary conventions mentioning the title and the author of the article?
o Have you included a works cited page?
o Is your summary organized logically so as to clearly present the argument of the article (without necessarily mirroring the original order of the article)?
o Have you used transitions to smoothly link the supporting points to the main points?
o Do you differentiate (if necessary) between more important and less important reasons through transitional words?
o Is the summary typed and double spaced?
o Is the essay clean stylistically, using concise and clear sentences, strong verbs and active voice, and sentence variety?
o Is the essay grammatically correct?
A Sophisticated summary â€¢ Correctly surmises the thesis and includes all of the major supporting points â€¢ Likely does not mirror the original order of the article â€¢ Contains no misreadings; represents the authors arguments fairly and accurately â€¢ Contains no opinion or information not mentioned in the article â€¢ Uses attributive tags and/or citations consistently and correctly â€¢ Summarizes using own words and adequate paraphrases â€¢ Quotes sparingly but when done, quotes are smoothly integrated â€¢ Smoothly transitions between ideas, differentiating between more important and less important points â€¢ Contains fluid sentence-level prose
B Clear and coherent summary â€¢ Summary contains the thesis and most of the main points â€¢ Contains few, if any, misreadings of article â€¢ Attributive tags and/or citations are used somewhat consistently and correctly â€¢ Quotes may not be integrated but they are explained â€¢ Paraphrases adequately â€¢ Uses competent transitions â€¢ Contains clear and concise sentence-level prose with some lapses
C Competent summary â€¢ Correctly, or nearly correctly, surmises the thesis and some of the main points. â€¢ Summary may place too much emphasis on one main point or focus too much on minor points â€¢ Summary contains some misreadings but these misreadings donâ€™t extend to the thesis of the article â€¢ Summary may too closely follow the organization of the article itself (a blow-by-blow paraphrase is not a successful summary) â€¢ Attributive tags and/or citations are used, but are used inconsistently and/or incorrectly â€¢ Quotes are unexplained and there may be too many quotes â€¢ Paraphrases may come too close to original though much of the original sentence is changed â€¢ Transitions exist but may be inappropriate or confusing â€¢ Sentences are mostly correct (the occasional fragment or run on) but may be awkward
D Inadequate summary â€¢ Misreads purpose/thesis of article; may invent too different a thesis for the article; may read so much into the article that it is somewhat unrecognizable â€¢ Personal opinion may exist throughout â€¢ Fails to use attributive tags and/or citations to indicate the information presented is the authorâ€™s and not the studentâ€™s â€¢ Quotes are mostly unexplained â€¢ Paraphrases are too close to original â€¢ Transitions may be nonexistent â€¢ Sentences contain many errors and boundary issues though they are readable
F Failing summary Exam may fail for any number of reasons: the writer responds to the ideas in the article rather than summarizes; the writer grossly misunderstands or misreads the article; the writer copies sentences without quoting or citing; sentences may be impossible to follow
r look at the model MLA paper to do it
apply the requirements to the paper ( summary paper ) summarize the article in this link