Lesson 2: How to Write a Summary

Learning Objectives

Course Outcomes

(CO4) Describe complex ideas, positions, and perspectives
(CO3) Summarize, paraphrase, and use quotations appropriately
Identify connections between texts and among related ideas
(CO1) Demonstrate an understanding of an individual text’s meaning and the broader conversation in which that text is taking part
Students will discuss and identify the major concepts and impressions from the textbook readings. ​
 

 

(CO2) Use technologies and language appropriate to purpose and audience

 

Students will apply their new knowledge about writing summaries to their upcoming individual summaries.
 

 

(CO2) Use technologies and language appropriate to purpose and audience

 

Students will understand the requirements of a good summary
(CO1) Demonstrate an understanding of an individual text’s meaning and the broader conversation in which that text is taking part
(CO3) Summarize, paraphrase, and use quotations appropriately
(CO3) Use sources appropriate to the project
Students will summarize the first article in class which will enable them to practice one of the main skills of the semester.

 

Schedule of Events

  1. Review chapters 1-3, 11 – notes
  2. How to Write a Summary PPT
    • How to write a summary handout.
    • Identify and explore what a good summary is.
    • What are the elements that a summary must have?
  3. Group Summary of “Don’t Blame the Eater”
  4. Introduce MLA
    • Introduce MLA and Citation importance
    • MLA guideline handout

 

Homework

  • Watch: Bittman “What’s Wrong with What We Eat” TED
  • Write: Pollan article summary
  • Write Shapin article summary
  • Due: Writing Center slip

 

Next: Lesson 3

Amy Pittman