Friday, 18 May 2018

ENG 081 Assignment 1: Summarizing From Written Content


Due Week 2 and worth 40 points

Obtain a one to two (1-2) page article from the Internet or from a local magazine or newspaper about a tourist attraction or a weather disaster. 

Write a four to six (4-6) sentence summary of the article in which you:
  1. Cite the title of the article and provide a copy to the instructor.
  2. Identify two to three (2-3) main points of the article.
  3. Identify critical details supporting each main point.
  4. Apply correct clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

Your assignment must include these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one (1) inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Identify main ideas and details from spoken or written Standard American English.
  • Summarize content of selected spoken or written communication pieces.
·         Use formal and informal Standard American English in spoken and written communication.

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