This is a summary of one article provided by the teacher. This is an in-class assignment. Students are expected to identify the main idea of the text and the key points then rewrite them in their own words and sentence structure, providing APA in-text citation of the source (length of summary is about 35% of the original). The final Summary Paper is worth 10 points. Marking criteria (rubric) is in Appendix 1 of the syllabus.
This video discusses how to write a successful summary in academic English. Students will learn the important do's and don'ts of summary writing and be able to read a text and summarize it more effectively.
Pages to read in Sourcework:
Download and read the article, "Do Mosquitos Love You? Blame Your Parents" BEFORE viewing the video tutorial on ENGL 203 summary writing. Use the "three techniques for open reading" mentioned in your week 1 reading from your textbook.
If you need more practice on summary writing, you can use the article, "Why More Women Get Diseases Than Men."
Use the summary rubric as a checklist to ensure you have fulfilled all the objectives of summary writing.