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Chapter 24 / Exercise 1
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major supporting explanations (e.g. reasons/causes or effects) Writing your summary--Steps:1.Organize your notes into an outline which includes main ideas and supporting points but no examples or details(dates, numbers, statistics).2.Write an introductory paragraph that begins with a frame, including an in-text citation of the sourceand the author as well as a reporting verbto introduce the main idea.ARTICLE: In his/her article (or lecture) "________________________,” _____________________ (year) (title, first letter capitalized) (author/lecturer's last name)argues/claims/reports/contends/maintains/statesthat ____________________________.(main idea/argument; S + V + C)21
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Example: In his article "Michael Dell turns the PC world inside out," Andrew E. Serwer (1997) describes how Michael Dell founded Dell Computers and claims that Dell’s low-cost, direct-sales strategy and high quality standards account for Dell’s enormous success.BOOK:In his book The Pearl, John Steinbeck (1945) illustrates the fight between good and evil in humankind.INTERVIEW:In my interview with him/her (date), __________________(first name, last name) stated that ....Reporting Verbs: STRONGARGUMENT NEUTRAL COUNTERARGUMENT SUGGESTION CRITICISMarguestate refute the claimsuggest criticizeclaimreportargue againstrecommendcontendexplainmaintaindiscussinsistillustratepositobserveOther examples of frames:According to ___________________ ___________________(year), __________________________________________________(author's last name) (main idea; S + V + C)___________'s article on ____________________(year) discusses the ____________________.(author's last name) (topic) (main idea; Noun Phrase)___________ (year), in his/her article, "________________" argues that ________________.author's last name) (title of article) (main idea; S + V + C)3.The main idea or argument needs to be included in this first sentence. Then mention the majoraspects/factors/reasons that are discussed in the article/lecture. Give a full reference for this citation at the end of the summary (see #6. below).a.For a one-paragraph summary, discuss each supporting point in a separate sentence. Give 1-2 explanations for each supporting point, summarizing the information from the original. 22
b.For a multi-paragraph summary, discuss each supporting point in a separate paragraph. Introduce it in the first sentence (topic sentence).Example: The first major area in which women have become a powerful force is politics.4.Support your topic sentence with the necessary reasons or arguments raised by the author/lecturer but omit all references to details, such as dates or statistics.5.Use discourse markers that reflect the organization and controlling idea of the original, for example cause-effect, comparison-contrast, classification, process, chronological order, persuasive argument, etc.6.In a longer summary, remind your reader that you are paraphrasing by using "reminder phrases," such asoThe author goes on to say that ... oThe article (author) further states that ... o(Author's last name) also states/maintains/argues that ... o(Author's last name) also believes that ... o(Author's last name) concludes that7.Restate the article’s/lecturer’s conclusion in one sentence.8.Give a full reference for the citation (see the example below for the in-text citations in #2). Forciting electronic sources, please see Citation of Electronic Resources.

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