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summary SUBMIT Preparation Notes please today SUMMARY (presentation) COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP NEXT Print a copy of your inclass collaboration (even if it is halfway done). Continue collaborating and produce a second collaborative draft. Each person prints a copy of this second collaborative draft and brings it to class on Monday. Read enotes on REVISION. Study for QUIZ on summary (see syllabus 14) Submit Research Exercise # 1 SUMMARY A BRIEF RESTATEMENT, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, OF THE CONTENT OF A PASSAGE. PASSAGE. This restatement should focus on the CENTRAL IDEA of the passage. CHARACTERISTICS BREVITY (at least one fourth of the (at original passage) passage) COMPLETENESS (all main ideas (all present) present) OBJECTIVITY (as objective as possible) OBJECTIVITY (as CRITICAL READING FOR SUMMARY SUMMARY Examine the context Note the title and subtitle Identify the main points Identify the main counterpoints Identify subordinate points Break the reading into sections (stages of thought) Distinguish between points and examples Note transitions Read actively and recursively Steps to summarizing
1. 2. 3. 4. READ, identify structure and author’s purpose. REREAD. Divide passage into stages of thought; label them; underline key ideas. Write ONESENTENCE SUMMARIES of each stage of thought. Label them. Underline key ideas. WRITE A THESIS: A one or twosentence summary of the contents of a passage. Steps to summarizing cont’d
5. Write the FIRST DRAFT of your summary: 6. CHECK your summary against the Combine the thesis with the list of onesentence summaries. Combine the thesis with onesentence summaries PLUS significant details. 7. REVISE & EDIT. Insert transitions; check for logical flow of ideas. original passage. More about SUMMARIZING texts DO NOT add your own ideas; do not make comments; do not evaluate or explain or interpret the original. Use present tense throughout. If some ideas are difficult to paraphrase, quote them and write the page number within parentheses immediately after the quoted word/ phrase. Respect the order of appearance of the ideas in the text. More about SUMMARIZING texts More Write an opening sentence with the author’s full name, the title of the text, and the thesis statement After the first use of the author’s full name, use his/her last name or a pronoun. Revise for content (accuracy) & form (grammar, transitions, spelling). workshop
In-class writing of first In-class collaborative draft of the summary → Access your wiki please Access Workshop (in-class) Workshop (in-class)
a) Submit the printed copy of the first draft to Dr. Redondo who will sign it and return it to you. b) Find a partner. c) Read your partner's summary and decide on which draft you will start working in class. (You cannot work on both simultaneously) e) Start collaborating: i. discuss one stage of thought at a time; edit it (click on EDIT) and write down the reason/s for choosing one particular version of it or for creating a new one ii. discuss the introductory sentences and the thesis. If you decide to copy a sentence from Sequence, use quotation marks and write the page number between parentheses ) d) Click SAVE. e) Before you leave, decide how you are going to proceed. NEXT Print a copy of your inclass collaboration (even if it is halfway done). Continue collaborating and produce a second collaborative draft. Each person prints a copy of this second collaborative draft and brings it to class on Monday. Read enotes on REVISION. Study for QUIZ on summary (see syllabus 14) Submit Research Exercise # 1 THE END ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Kimmet during the Spring '07 term at George Mason.
- Spring '07