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2/5/11 What is summary? “As a general rule, a good summary requires balancing what the original author is saying with the writer’s own focus. Generally speaking, a summary must at once be true to what the original author says while at the same time emphasizing those aspects of what the author says that interest you, the writer” (Graff and
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2/5/11 Put Yourself in the Author’s Shoes When summarizing, you must being by putting off your own bias In a summary, your viewpoint on the issue should remain ambiguous Readers shouldn’t be able to tell whether you agree or disagree with what you are summarizing
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2/5/11 Is this a good or bad summary? In his article “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko accuses the fast-food companies of an evil conspiracy to make people fat. I disagree because these companies have to make money.
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2/5/11 Know Where You are Going While you must remain un-biased, a summary should still have a point “Paradoxically, at the same time that
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