Rticle summary please read revised guidelines ( very important )


Purpose of the article (no more than 2 a 3 sentences).
Summary of important findings (one paragraph)
Conclusion (studentas analysis, assessment or opinion of the article) (one paragraph)

Summaries are not to exceed two pages in length. Students will use 11 point type with double spacing in the text and double spacing between main subject areas.

Below are some style suggestions for you to follow in the section which summarizes important findings:
a? present the information accurately (i.e., without distortion: no a?editorialsa? by you, no mistakes of interpretation, no unjustified emphases of certain information)
a? write in a clear, concise, unambiguous style
a? write in an error-free style
a? do not, in your summary, refer to the original article in any way. In other words, avoid expressions such as a?this article says...the author asserts,a? and so forth.
a? do not quote from the original article
a? do write the entire summary in your own words.

The length limitations on the summary force you to write efficiently. You should plan on using an entire page, however. That means you will have to edit your writing so that it fits the limitations. Editing improves writing style and clarity. I will evaluate these based on a total of 17 points per write up for a total of 102 points for this section.

Keys to Writing Effective Article Summaries
A well written summary should inform the reader of the essence of the article without having to read it. It must be written in your own words and not be a mere repetition of the writing in the article.
1. The purpose must be clearly written and reflect the essence of the article. It sets up the summary of important findings and the conclusion.
2. The summary of important findings
3. The conclusion should repeat the key points/implications of the article.