1. Summary-purpose
    Inform readfer of information, give an overview of the main points in the text.
  2. Summary-qualities for effectiveness
    • Brevity
    • Objectivity
    • Accuracy
    • Completeness
  3. Brevity
    • Expressing much in a few words
    • summary usually quarter of the length of the original source
  4. Objectivity
    • to be without bias
    • no emotional tones or judgements
  5. Completeness
    • covering all the main points in a text
    • focus on points throughout the text
    • don't rework or reuse all the supporting material in the text
    • choose point, discuss, site one author's illustration or example
  6. Accuracy
    • information given should align with source used to provide information.
    • be certain you understand original source
    • proofread for typos that change the meaning of your writing
  7. Summary outline
    • intro-title,source,author, background of author or text
    • thesis-list mainpoints of text
    • body-paragraph for each mainpont:no minor points, authors' examples or illustrations, not your own ideas just repeat in fewer words, present tense and signal phrase, quote sparlingly
    • conclusion- customarily non unless instructor requires if so consider: agree or disagree with author, how text significant to larger conversation, does author support, are their inaccuracies
  8. Informative essay-goals
    • inform or educate audience on a given topic
    • don't take sides
    • consider multiple perspectives
  9. informative thesis
    • pro/con
    • perspective of one person, second, or/and third
    • keep balance
  10. informative text-includes
    • accuracy
    • fair use and interpretation of information
    • significance/value
  11. Accuracy
    • don't provide readers with bad information
    • fact check with other sources
  12. fair interpretation of information
    • incorporate sources ethically
    • pay attention to language choice, remain objective
  13. Significance
    • answering for the reader "why does this even matter?"
    • consider readers' interest, expectations, and needs concering the issue
    • how could this matter?
  14. multiple perspectives
    • examining the perspectives of differst people or groups.
    • consider the majority voice of a group`
  15. incorporate research-why?
    to prove and demonstrate that a perspective exist
  16. credibility
    achieved when a source is presented in a manner that encourages the reader to think that the source material is worthwhile.
  17. Ethical incorporation of sources must:
    • introduce using signal phrase
    • correct punctuation-quotation and period
    • parentetical
    • bibliographical entry
  18. achieve credibility
    • focus on signal phrase
    • give background information
    • know-who compiled source, where published, when published
  19. Introducing a source
    • full name of author
    • brief indication of who they are or where they are from/or work
    • identify where source is from and was published
    • treat titles accordingly
  20. introduction strategies
    • ask question
    • quotation, song lyric or poem
    • unusual or bizarre fact
  21. intro paragraph
    • short to the point-briefly introduce topic
    • concise idea of essay's purpose-clearly state purpose
    • provide three reasons
    • 50 words or three sentences
  22. argument
    purpose is to pursuade
  23. parts of argument
    background reguarding topic
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