Summary and Review Assignment Sheet

Summary and Review Assignment Sheet - ENC 1102 Summary and...

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ENC 1102 Spring 2009 Summary and Review Assignment Instr. Mauro Carassai Important Dates Draft Due: Monday, 02/09 Final Due: Friday, 02/13 Purpose This assignment is intended to test two of the most basic research skills: the ability to summarize accurately the content and the argument of a critical or scholarly work (not as easy as one thinks), and the ability to take a critical view of what one reads, rather than simply being taken over by it. Directions Choose an article from an academic journal or a chapter-length essay from a scholarly essay collection (not a newspaper or magazine article) and write: (a) a neutral summary of its argument in no more than 200 words . (You must not, of course, reproduce any author’s abstract which is provided in a journal.) and (b) a brief (from a minimum of 200 to a maximum of 400 words) critical evaluation of the article . “Critical” in this context does not imply ‘negative’ – you may choose to discuss the good qualities of a piece. Assess the article’s value and its contribution to critical
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