My name: Janet Rodriguez
My Classmate's Name is: Manda Peterson
Summary Revision Questions
1. Read the original article (or skim it) in Opposing Viewpoints. The easy way to find the article is to copy/paste the URL from the citation that should be at the end of the paper into a new tab in your browser. Compare the summary to the original argument’s content. Is the argument accurately presented? Explain why or what is missing/overemphasized.
The argument is accurately presented, I got the whole summary of the article, before I was given the writers opinion. It hit’s all the key points in what the article is saying and is summarized in a way that doesn’t overemphasize on any specific point.
2. Evaluate the fairness and neutrality of the summary. Is the summary written in a neutral way or does the writer's opinion of the Opposing Viewpoints article intrude? Explain why or why not with examples to back up your assessment.
The summary is unbiased and the tone for it is neutral as well. The summary doesn’t contain anything to do with opinion until the end of the sentence
3. Read the first sentence (link to video for review) of the summary. Does it include the speaker, title, date, some sort of credential, original publication context, and the main topic? If not, what's missing?
It is not missing the credential, and the original publication context
4. Look at the last sentence of the summary. Does it paraphrase the argument’s overall conclusion OR does it just "stop"? Does it end with a quotation (no! No!)? How could the last sentence be improved?
I feel that it does paraphrase the arguments overall conclusion. I would just reword the last sentence in a better manner to keep the readers attention better.
5. How does the paper refer to the "author" of the argument? Is the full name stated first and the rest of the paper use last name only? Is the speaker's name OVERused? How could this be improved?
The references to the author are appropriate, however I would make sure to reference the author more in the middle section of the critique. It seems to be more of an opinion or counter argument than the critique of the article.
Critique Revision Questions
A critique is a coherent evaluation of somebody else’s argument from your point of view.
6. Focus on the critique after the summary. Name at least one move the critique makes from pages 208-209 of Engaging Questions. (e.g. “Expose an assumption the argument makes that you consider doubtful or...