1-When you look at a website on the internet, what steps do you go through to determine what the primary purpose of the site is? What do you look for? How can you tell if a website is a reliable source on that topic? 2-If you were going to begin a database search on the topic of the relationship between individualism and the portrait genre, what search terms would you use? What are the most significant terms here —the ones you could NOT leave out? If you searched “individualism” would this be sufficient?
3-When you are using a source, do you need to cite the source if you put the information into your own words? Define and explain plagiarism, and discuss the correct way to use information from a secondary source. How to Write a Summary of a Scholarly Article The goal is to write a short summary of an academic article, to identify the scholar’s argument, to figure out the main point, to give your reader (and yourself, later on) a sense of the steps of the argument, to paraphrase the argument in your own words, and to produce something that represents the article you just read. Why write a summary? A summary is important so you can go back later (in a few weeks or so when you actually have to write the final paper) and read short one-page summaries of the articles instead of reading the entire, long article again.
- Spring '12
- Writing, Academia