Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - : very little quotation : any...

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ENG112 Wednesday, January 13, 2010 How to Write a Critical Summary ATTRIBUTE 1) refer to a book by authors name in-text citation2) state year of publications - integrate name in sentence, publication year in brackets ex. In this article Counts and Counts explains (…) (1992) - If 3 or more authors (Name et. Al. 1995) - Page (Counts and Counts 1992 : 45) CHARACTERIZE - Authors approach to CENTRAL IDEA action word Reporting expression: Attribute statements to the writer you are summarizing Original: Speculation? Speculates Demonstration? Demonstrates DESCRIBE - how the original develops its discussion list, specify, particularize, generalize, extrapolate, etc… CRITICAL SUMMARY should be written mostly in your OWN words
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Unformatted text preview: : very little quotation : any quotation should be very selective : do NOT paraphrase demonstrate your power of SYNTHESIS : express IDEA in article, by using your OWN words express IDEAS at a reasonable level of abstraction should provide a clear statement of the position set out in the article capture the STRUCTURE of the article Summary Objective : a clear statement of the position set out in the essay you are summarizing 1. Identify what KIND of writing article represents. 2. Attribute 3. Characterize : principle argument 4. Describe: the development 5. QUOTE 6. Briefly sketch POSITION- End of Session -...
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