Overview of Major Assignments in CO150

C0CC150: Portfolio I - Part A

Summarizing an Article and Responding to its Points

Purpose: Your purpose for writing this essay will be to accurately represent a writer's ideas and thoughtfully respond to those ideas. To prepare for this assignment, we will read six articles which address the issue of college drinking. As we read and discuss these articles, you will practice various strategies for summarizing and responding. Then, you will choose one of the following articles to focus on and revise into a polished essay:

Audience: Your audience is yourself, your instructor and your classmates. Although your readers are familiar with the text you've chosen, you should thoroughly represent the writer's main points and provide textual evidence throughout.

Requirements: Paper Length: 900 - 1,200 words (3 - 4 pages)
Due Date:See Syllabus for due dates for TR and MWF
Worth: 10% of your final grade

*For assistance with this essay, visit The Writing Center (in Eddy 6) or come by office hours.