For this Writer’s Notebook, follow these instructions to write a summary of an article:
Look ahead to the instructions for the major essay that concludes this unit, the “Summary / Response” essay. For that essay, you will be asked to choose an article from the “readings” folder in this unit. Preview each of those articles and choose one that you want to write about for the summary / response essay. Then, read the article carefully, focusing on the skills you learned from the lessons in this unit. Once you have a good idea of what the article says, practice summarizing the article in this Writer’s Notebook entry.
As you summarize, keep a few things in mind. First, make sure that you clearly identify the title and author of the source article. Second, make sure you are accurately conveying the main ideas from the source article. Don’t put words in the author’s mouth or misrepresent the ideas from the article. Finally, as you are summarizing, practice integrating quotations as well. Look for sentences or phrases that are particularly striking to quote directly in your summary.
300 words please.