IMPORTANT: Read the three essays given below and then write a summary on ONE of the essays. The essay you choose will be the essay you will be responding to in your ESSAY 2. The summary you write will become part of the introduction to Essay 2. So, Choose the essay and write the summary carefully. Remember you are already preparing for your second essay.
- Review FItoAW Chapters 3 and 8: From Summary to Synthesis and Hacker, A1 Writing about texts.
- Review the example summary given in “Writing a Textual Summary”) in the module week Two.
3. Read From Inquiry to Academic Writing :
-Chapter 14 Education: Read the three FItoAW essays and choose one to write the summary:
- Mark Emundson, Who Are You and What Are You Doing?
- Susan Dynarski, Why American Schools Are Even More Unequal Than We Thought https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/upshot/why-american-schools-are-even-more-unequal-than-we-thought.html (Links to an external site.)
- Nikole Hannah-Jones, School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy Of Ferguson
3. Review The Basics of MLA Style p.431-516 from Rules for Writers.
5. After you complete all the readings, (an example summary is included in the document “Writing a Textual Summary”) you will write a one-paragraph (200 words) summary of ONE of the assigned essays. Do not forget to label the sentences: TS, MP#1, ELab 1, MP # 2, Elab 2, MP#3, ELab 3, CS etc. Points will be deducted for not labeling. Write the Word Count at the end of the summary.
Remember, you are summarizing, NOT evaluating the writer’s argument. You will offer an analysis and use this summary in your second essay in week 3.