Formal Academic Summary Directions
WR 122 Handout -  Fall 2010 - Prof. Cora Agatucci 

1. Assignment Topic Choices: Write your Formal Academic Summary on one of the following argument essays in our textbook:

2.  Assignment Length: No longer than 1 word-processed and double spaced page using standard margins, readable fonts & point sizes--e.g. Times New Roman 12 point or Arial 10 point or 11 point, or Calibri 12 point.  NOTE:  Grade penalty will be exacted IF Formal Academic Summary Final Draft (including MLA Style Header and double-spaced MLA-style bibliographical entry) exceeds length limit of one (1) double-spaced page.

3.  Assignment Genre and Manuscript Form Requirements: Review the model provided by Cora's handout Example Formal Academic Summary, including these features:

4. Assignment Content & Coherence Requirements: 

5. Assignment Clarity & Correctness of Written Expression will also be considered in grading, so please proofread and edit carefully your final draft submitted for grading.

 

MLA-style Bibliographical Entries for Formal Academic Summary Topic Choices:

For Baxley:

Baxley, Elizabeth.  "Be a Parent, Not a Friend."  The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide. 6th [Compact] ed.  Ed. Timothy W. Crusius and Carolyn E. Channell.  Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009.  281-284.  Print.

For Grellhesl:

Grellhesl, Angi.  "Mediating the Speech Code Controversy."  The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide. 6th [Compact] ed.  Ed. Timothy W. Crusius and Carolyn E. Channell.  Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009.  319-321.  Print.

For Ross:

Ross, Julie.  "Why Residential Construction Needs to Get a Conscience."  The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide. 6th [Compact] ed.  Ed. Timothy W. Crusius and Carolyn E. Channell.  Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009.  142-151.  Print.

For Spidel:

Spidel, Justin.  "Who Should Have the Right to Marry?"  The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide. 6th [Compact] ed.  Ed. Timothy W. Crusius and Carolyn E. Channell.  Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009.  243-246.  Print.

For Young:

Young, Amber.  "Capital Punishment: Society's Self Defense." The Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide. 6th [Compact] ed.  Ed. Timothy W. Crusius and Carolyn E. Channell.  Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009.  55-58.  Print.

See also Formal Academic Summary Evaluation Checklist


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