The purpose of the Source Summary is to effectively summarize and attribute information from a source. Use the library databases to retrieve an article from the Course Theme Reading List on the topic you selected last week. If you are considering a new topic, confirm your choice with your professor. Once you retrieve the article, print it or save a local copy of the full text article to your hard drive so that you can refer to the contents of the article offline. (If the source is from the textbook, this step does not apply.) Read the source carefully, noting the thesis, topic sentences, headings, supporting details, and the conclusion. To become more skilled at summary and paraphrasing, you will practice writing summaries of different lengths on the same assigned source.
For each part of the assignment, follow the instructions provided in Doc Sharing. When you are finished, save the document as <your last name.Wk2 Summary Assignment> and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of the week.
See Doc Sharing for the following support documents.
- An assignment template
- A sample assignment
- The assignment grading rubric
View the tutorial on formatting a Word document, which can be found in THE|HUB.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.
*** Reading List****
Clark-Flory, T. (2013). Reconsidering Match.com’s sex offender ban. In R. Johnson-Sheehan & C. Paine (Eds.), Writing Today (2nd ed., pp. 707–709). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
***i will be attaching the samples and my own topic selection so that you can have an idea of how to do it, plus the tone of voice i would like to use*****