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Read the article at the link above. Then write a summary of the article following these guidelines:

From Everythings an Argument, pp. 442-443

  1. Identify the thesis in your source material. Make it the center of your summary.
  2. In a few detailed sentences, explain to readers what the source argues.
  3. Include just enough information to recount the main points you want to cite.
  4. Use your own words. Keep the language objective (denotative).
  5. If you include ANY words or phrases from the source, enclose them in quotation marks.
  6. Create an in-text citation as well as a citation on your Works Cited page.
  7. Reread your summary to make sure it captures the authors meaning accurately while still using your words.
  8. If you are using the summary in an Annotated Bibliography, your professor may want you to indicate where and how you intend to use this summary in your essay/argument.
  9. When using a summary in an argument, identify the source, state its point, and add your own comments about why the material is significant for the argument youre making.

Lunsford, Andrea A. and John J. Ruszkiewicz. Everythings an Argument. 7th ed. Bedford/St. Martins, 2016.

Your summary should be 225-250 words.