Before  you start Writing Assignment #1, please read or review Chapter1.pdf on Reading and Writing for College 

Actions and Chapter2.pdf on Sentence writing.  Actions

You may also want to read Sentence Types and Functions.pdf

Actions and watch this short tutorial in order to review the importance of sentence variation:

How to Create Sentence Variety (链接到外部网站。)How to Create Sentence Variety

In addition, you may want to review this handout, transitional words and phrasesrevised815.pdf

Actions on transitional words and phrases AND more specifically this tutorial, https://wordvice.com/common-transition-terms-used-in-academic-papers/ (链接到外部网站。) on using additive words and phrases.  Additive words and phrases are often used to add coherence or “glue” between sentences and ideas when writing a summary.

Directions for Writing Assignment #1 – Writing a Summary

Carefully read Basic Problem Mine is Better.pdf

Actions using the techniques for critical reading and writing in college.   After you have determined the author’s thesis and are able to recognize the main ideas and supporting details, you should prepare a brief outline to help you write the summary.  Be sure to begin your summary with the author’s thesis and to give the author credit for his ideas throughout, by using the author’s name.  You do not have to cite the page numbers for this first assignment.  Please pay attention to coherence, word choice, and sentence length and structure AND read the rubric below which explains how I will grade this summary. 

Please do not write about your opinion or point of view or use direct quotes when writing your summary.

LENGTH:  Your summary should be approximately 1-2 pages, double spaced, one paragraph, using one inch margins.