Writing Assignment One
Paper one is summarizing an article from
Some articles will be posted online and you can choose one of them.
article you choose from the
magazine must be a feature article. If you have
difficulty finding which of the articles are feature articles please consult with
me before summarizing the article.
A summary is putting the main ideas and supporting details into y
words. Do not quote. Do not plagiarize (copy from the article word for word).
Plagiarism will result in a zero grade.
Submit a copy of the article by attaching
it to the back of your paper.
The paper should be four pages in length
margins, and typed. It is to have a separate title page using APA style and a
separate Reference page using the APA format. The title and reference pages
are in addition to the
pages. The title and reference page will not be
dered as part of the
pages of manuscript.
In summarizing your
I would suggest you read the article f
read the article
highlighting the main ideas and supporting details.
You can then outline the main ideas and details,
writing your paper.
Paper 1 is due
A rough draft
may be submitted
prior to the due date
The paper will be 20% of your grade.
Your paper will be graded on the following factors
1. Content: Yo
ur understanding of the major points of the article in your
Papers must be typed
of the title page of the paper.
to five pages.
font, double space,
Papers must be 4
5 pages of manuscript,
a separate reference
The reference page should follow
, for example:
Doe, John. (2005). Divorce and the Single Parent.
How well the information, major points of the article are organized.
Do you use paragraphs appropriately and are there transitions
Are the beginning of paragraphs indented, and for each paragraph is
there a clearly stated
a sentence which summarizes the
main idea of that paragraph.
Are the ideas in each paragraph related to the main idea of the
If you wish to state an
sure that it appears after
pages of summary, and be sure that the reader knows that is your
Grammar includes punctuation
, word order (syntax), grammar, and spelling.
Proofread for typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. Spelling and
grammatical errors will result in a lower grade. If you have difficulty with
writing, there is assistance available at the College.