Summary Writing Practice

Summary Writing Practice

Assignment Deadline: August 31st Directions: Set aside some time to carefully read over the articles below and complete these homework assignments. Create just one file for all of the various writing assignments below. Sample Summary 1: “Athletes on the EdgePreview the documentView in a new window” **Review the Sample Only** Note the use of citations, author references, and reporting verbs in the paragraph. Response 1: Use adjectives to describe the personality traits of these extreme athletes. Do you think it is necessary to have these personality traits in order to remain a high achieving athlete? Explain your response in about 100 words. Summary 2: “Wrecks over ReasonPreview the documentView in a new window” Write a 150-word summary. Be sure to include your citations, author references and reporting verbs in the paragraph. Response 2: According to authors Murphy, O’Brien, Bechtel, & Beech (2013), “If the well-being of athletes were its top priority, ESPN would cancel the X Games.” Create an 8-10 sentence paragraph which includes two quotes from the text to support these four authors’ skeptical views of ESPN. Summary 3: “Concussion Rules Face Scrutiny” Write a 150-word summary. Be sure to include your citations, author references, and reporting verbs in the paragraph. Highlight in color the five major elements you need to include in the first sentence of your summary. Also, highlight in color your author references and present tense reporting verb usage. See Sample Summary 1.