200 Summary / Response Essay assignment
Select an outside reading from a reliable periodical, journal, magazine, or newspaper. The article must deal with some aspect of contemporary culture which could include a wide range of topics: technology, science, fashion, trends, politics, sports, etc…The article should contain elements of argument—it should present views that reasonable people could agree / disagree with.
Write a 2-3 page summary / response essay on the article you have selected.
The summary must be objective and mention the author and title of the essay. The summary should be 1/3 the length of your total essay—do not write an overly- detailed summary: the bulk of the paper must be response.
Your response can be a combination of analysis, experience, evaluation, argument, or support.
You must use a few correctly cited supporting quotes from the article to support your viewpoints.
Although only one source is required (the article itself) you must have a properly formatted works cited page that names the source in MLA format.
The works cited page does not count as one of the required three pages.