This essay focuses on summary writing. Purpose Now that you have practiced summary writing, your next step is to take a new essay, preview it, read it for understanding, and then write an essay summarizing it. For your first “in-class” essay, you will be summarizing Brendan Smith’s “The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change”Preview the document (S2, p. 241-247).
Purpose Now that you have practiced summary writing,
your next step is to take a new essay, preview it, read it for understanding,
and then write an essay summarizing it.
For your first “in-class” essay, you will be summarizing Brendan Smith’s “The Coming Green Wave:
Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change”Preview the document (S2, p. 241-247).
The Details You will have 24 hours from the time the assignment opens to complete the steps listed below.
I will also point out to you different handouts for your reference as you complete the steps in the process of writing your summary essay.
Preview Smith’s essay.
Complete the Smith Preview assignment and submit it by the time class starts on Monday, February 22.
Carefully read Smith’s essay for your understanding.
Remember, when you write a summary, you have to become the expert on the essay.
Open your own document.
Remember–if you work in Google Docs or Pages,
you must convert it into a doc or pdf.
Use the guidelines for the MLA FormatPreview the document to set up the final copy of your summary essay.
For the summary essay, your title will be “Summary of Brendan Smith’s Essay.”
To help you write your essay, use the Authors and VerbsPreview the document handout as well as the TransitionsPreview
the document handout if you’re looking for other verbs than “write/say” and/or if you need some appropriate transitional words/phrases.
Write your summary essay.
Remember, the first paragraph only includes your thesis statement.
Then, each body paragraph should explain one of the author’s main points.
The conclusion of the summary should restate the author’s last main point.
Avoid using “I/we/our/us/you” statements in the summary–use 3rd person voice.
Your summary essay should be at least 1-2 pages in length.
It should be an essay, NOT one paragraph, and it should be shorter in length than the original passage.
Revise and proofread your summary essay and get it to the point of been ready for submission by the time class begins on Monday, February 22, 2021.
At the start of class on Monday, we will run through a checklist of what you should have include in your summary before you upload it.
DO NOT submit your essay before class begins on Monday, February 22.
You will need to create and submit a Works Cited page for your summary. One last point–when you submit the final copy of your Smith summary,
your essay will run through TurnItIn, the plagiarism checking site. TurnItIn automatically sends me a report of the percentage of plagiarism (if any) found in your essay.
You can also view this percentage after you submit your essay. Due Date This “In-Class Essays” assignment is worth 100 points.
The final copy of your summary essay will be upload and submit during the first half-hour of class on Monday, February 22, 2021.