9 Summary Assignments

For all Summary assignments, refer to the How to Write a Summary page.

A sample rubric is included at the bottom of this page, beneath the prompts.

 

Narration

After reviewing the texts, “Shooting an Elephant,” by George Orwell and “Sixty-nine Cents,” by Gary Shteyngart, included in this module, choose one and create a summary of the source essay.

Include after your summary the source essay information, such as: full name of author, title, subtitle, publication date, and access information (such as the URL and date you accessed the page).

 

Illustration/Example

After reviewing the texts, “She’s Your Basic L.O.L. in N.A.D,” by Perri Klass, and “April & Paris,” by David Sedaris, included in this module, choose one and create a summary of the source essay you select.

Include after your summary the source information, such as: full name of author, title, subtitle, publication date, and access information (such as the URL and date you accessed the page).

 

Compare/Contrast

After reviewing the texts, “Disability,” by Nancy Mairs, and “Friending, Ancient or Otherwise,” by Alex Wright, included in this module, choose one and create a summary of the source essay you select.

Include after your summary the source information, such as: full name of author, title, subtitle, publication date, and access information (such as the URL and date you accessed the page).

 

Cause and Effect

After reviewing the essays included in this module, “Cultural Baggage,” by Barbara Ehrenreich and “Women in Science,” by K.C. Cole, choose one and create a summary of the source essay you select.

 

Include after your summary the source information, such as: full name of author, title, subtitle, publication date, and access information (such as the URL and date you accessed the page).

 

Argument

After reviewing the texts referenced in this module, “The Case Against Torture,” by Alisa Soloman and “The Case for Torture,” by Michael Levin, paraphrase one of these source essays according to instructions in the page, “How to Write a Summary by Paraphrasing Source Material.”

Include after your summary the source information, such as: full name of author, title, subtitle, publication date, and access information (such as the URL and date you accessed the page).

 

Grading Rubric: Paraphrase Summary

Criteria Ratings Point Total: 15
Student writes paraphrase in form of paragraph.

1 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

1 pts
Student includes introductory sentence with text title, author, and main point.

1 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

 2 pts
Student writes paraphrase in their own words without their opinions.

3 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

 3 pts
Student includes 3 paraphrased passages from the text to support main point.

3 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

 3 pts
Student correctly cites passages using quotes and paragraph number from text.

2 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

 2 pts

Student includes a last sentence that “wraps up” the paraphrase

(often restating the main point).

2 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

 2 pts

Student includes source information (full name of author, title, subtitle,

publication date, access information).

1 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

 1 pts
Student submits the assignment on time.

1 pts: Full marks

0 pts: No marks

  1 pts

 

 

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