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There’s More to Life Than Being Happy
1. Write a 300-500 word summary of the
article. This summary will consist of a fewparafraphs that summarize the main
and supporting points of the article.
2. Master pre-reading and reading
strategies for different texts
3. Determine the logic to the
ordering of ideas in a text and identify the transitions as signposts to the different
parts of texts
4. Annotate a reading by identifying
main ideas and supporting evidence
5. Summarize accurately
To complete this assignment
*Read and annotate the article,
noting in the margins the main purpose each paragraph.
*Underline the main points of the article and
number the evidence that supports it.
*Try making an outline of the
* Determine the article’s thesis
(implicit or explicit)
* Make a list of what to include in
* Draft, paying careful attention to
attribution of ideas and/or citations.
* Review paraphrases .
Do you correctly surmise the thesis
of the article?*
o Do you accurately report all the main and
supporting points for this thesis?
o Have you represented the author’s ideas
clearly without distortion?
o Have you represented the authors
ides concisely without including unnecessary detail?
o Have you used attributive tags to discuss
the author’s arguments?
o Have you used your own words with
few quotes and adequate paraphrase?
o Have you followed summary conventions
mentioning the title and the author of the article? o Have you included a works
o is your summary organized
logically so as to clearly present the argument of the article (without
necessarily mirroring the original order of the article)?
o Have you used transitions to smoothly link
the supporting points to the main points?
o Do you differentiate (if necessary) between
more important and less important reasons through transitional words?
o Is the summary typed and double spaced?
o Is the essay clean stylistically,
using concise and clear sentences, strong verbs and active voice, and sentence
o Is the
essay grammatically correct?
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