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Writing an Article Summary. Article Summaries are due on Fridays. Where can you find science articles?. Magazines Newspapers Internet The topic must be science, and related to this class. A Science Article Summary. Is thoughtful Summarizes the article’s content

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writing an article summary

Writing an Article Summary

Article Summaries are due on Fridays.

where can you find science articles
Where can you find science articles?
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Internet

The topic must be science, and related to this class.

a science article summary
A Science Article Summary
  • Is thoughtful
  • Summarizes the article’s content
  • Discusses the article’s effectiveness
  • Your points are supported by quotes.
  • 1.5 typed pages, double spaced.
format
Format
  • Bibliographical Information
  • Tell the purpose of the article
  • Summarize the content
  • Identify the writer’s strategy
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the article (accuracy, clarity, organization)
    • Use a quote from the article to support your point(s).
  • What was your reaction to this article?
bibliographical information
Bibliographical information
  • Author (s)
  • Article title
  • Magazine/newspaper/web title
  • Date
purpose of the article
Purpose of the Article
  • Why was this article written?
    • A report on science research
    • A news story - informational
    • An explanation of an idea or concept
    • A warning
    • Persuasive or presents an argument
    • Instructional - How to do something
    • Entertainment
    • Combined purpose
summarize the content
Summarize the content
  • Is there a hypothesis, procedure and conclusions? Identify each one
  • Does the writer have a point to make? What is it?
  • It it a news story? What’s up?
identify the writer s strategy
Definition

Illustrations

Examples

Classification

Comparison and Contrast

Analysis

Describes of a Process

Narration

Cause/Effect Analysis

Identify the writer’s strategy

How did the writer achieving their purpose?

evaluate effectiveness
Evaluate effectiveness
  • How does the writer do on…
    • Accuracy?
    • Clarity?
    • Organization?
    • Strengths or weaknesses?
  • Is the article…
    • Factual?
    • Logical?
    • Objective?
    • Confrontational?
    • Exaggeration?
what is your reaction
What is your reaction?

Did you learn something?

Did you find it interesting?

Do you believe it?

Were you surprised?

Did you discuss it with friends?

Why?

guidelines
Guidelines
  • Articles are due on Fridays
  • Due during the class period
  • 1.5 pages, double spaced
  • Correct grammar and spelling
  • Variety of vocabulary