•Friedman, T. L., & Mandelbaum, M. (2011). America really was that great (but that doesn't mean we are now). Foreign Policy, (189), 76-78.
Your summary should meet the following guidelines:
•is between 150 and 250 words(no longer);
•includes direct quotations and paraphrased passages from the text;
•uses attributive tags that not only work to convey the mood of the writer, but establish him or her as an authority in the field of study;
•avoids personal opinion;
•is written clearly, concisely, and accurately;
•is written solely in third-person;
•includes a References page;
•has been closely edited so that it contains few or no mechanical errors.
As you work on your summary, it is a good idea to keep the following questions in mind:
1.How does this summary meet the assignment criteria?
2.How close do you feel your summary came to capturing the information in the original article?
3.Does this summary use effective transitions as it progresses from paragraph to paragraph?
4.Does this summary avoid personal opinion, casual language, or first or second person language?
5.Is there anything in this summary that could have been left out without losing its effect?
6.Is there anything else that could have been added to this summary to make it feel more complete?