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Assignment 1.2: Summary and Personal Response – Revised Version
Due Week 6 worth 80 points Select one essay in The Brief McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life: (2nd ed.) to summarize for this assignment. Choose from the following essays: “Se habla Espanol” by Barrientos; “Facing poverty with a rich girl’s habits” by Kim; “On becoming a writer” by Baker; or “Farm girl” by Hemauer Based on feedback from the professor (and a peer if applicable), revise the 175-200 word summary in which you:
1.Identify the source (writer and title of the selected essay).
2.Summarize the writer’s main ideas into one (1) paragraph without losing the writer’s intent.
3.State the (1) writer’s purpose, (2) genre, (3) audience, and (4) tone.
4.Describe your emotional response to the essay.
5.Use quotations, paraphrase, and summary in the writing process.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-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 (which states the essay title and author), 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:
•Recognize how to use quotations, paraphrase, and summary in the writing process.
•Apply the writing process to develop various writing genres.
•Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
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