Write a summary and critique of the reading
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The first part of the paper will be a summary of the article, written in your own words (200-250 words).
The second part of the paper will be your critique of the reading (250-300 words). In this part answer the following questions: Are the arguments convincing? What particular arguments are convincing? How and why or why not? What makes the arguments convincing/ not convincing? What are the strengths, weaknesses? Why? What evidence does the author use (facts, statistics, experts’ opinions, personal examples, etc)? Is this evidence effective/ convincing and why? What is the strongest argument? What is the weakest argument? Why?
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- Length: 200-250 words for the summary and 250 -300 words for your critique. Total is about 450-550 words
- Formatting: 1â€ margins, Times New Roman 12 pt. font, double-spacing throughout, except single space the header (see formatting requirements)
- File name: Your first name + Summary.docx
- In your intro paragraph, mention the articleâ€™s title and the authorâ€™s name.
- Do not number or use bullets for your points; write the summary in paragraphs, arranged by subtopics that fit together logically.
- Focus on the main points. Do not include a lot of specific details.
- Make sure to paraphrase (use your own words). You may change the sentence structures and the order of ideas, and use synonyms to convey the meaning.
- No quotations
- In the critique, prove your ideas by relevant supporting evidence from the reading
- Include a reference page in APA
- See the
Content 20 points
Has an appropriate title
Includes the main points/ subpoints
Fair representation and understanding of the article
Critique answers the required questions
Critique relates to the article
Relevant supporting evidence
Organization 20 points
Strong thesis in the summary
Strong thesis in the response
Strong and effective conclusion
Grammar and vocabulary 15 points
Command of sentence structure
Grammatical error avoidance
Use of complex structures
Appropriate word choice
Documentation 10 points
Formatting 5 points
Spelling, punctuation, capitalization 5 points