GUIDELINES - (Avoid using"the author...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
GUIDELINES: 1. Word Limit: 1500 words max. 2. Format: MS Word, Font Arial 12, 1.5 Spacing 3. Due: Monday, 11 th April 2011 HOW TO SUMMARIZE A JOURNAL ARTICLE 1. Read the article. 2. Re-read the article. Underline important ideas. Circle key terms. Find the main point of the article. Divide the article into sections or stages of thought, and label each section or stage of thought in the margins. 3. Write brief summaries of each stage of thought or if appropriate each paragraph. Use a separate piece of paper for this step. This should be a brief outline of the article. 4. Write the main point of the article. Use your own words. This should be a sentence that expresses the central idea of the article as you have determined it from the steps above. 5. Write your rough draft of the summary. Combine the information from the first four steps into paragraphs. 6. Edit your version. Be concise. Eliminate needless words and repetitions.
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: (Avoid using "the author says. ..," "the author argues. ..," etc.) 7. Compare your version to the original. 8. In the summary, you should include only the information your readers need. I. State the main point first. II. Use a lower level of technicality than the authors of the original article use. Do not write a summary your readers cannot understand. III. Make the summary clear and understandable to someone who has not read the original article. Your summary should stand on its own. IV. Write a summary rather than a table of contents. V. Add no new data and none of your own ideas. VI. Use a simple organization: a. Brief Introduction b. main point c. main results: give the main results d. conclusions/recommendations VII. Unless the examples in the article are essential, do not include the examples in your summary. If you include them, remember to explain them....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern