Overview of Major Assignments in CO150

C0CC150: Portfolio I - Part B

Summarizing an Article and Analyzing its Effectiveness

Purpose: Your purpose for writing this essay will be to represent a writer's argument and evaluate the effectiveness of their argument. To prepare for this essay, we will read two articles that address the issue of advertising alcohol to youth. Then, we will examine the purpose, content, tone, organization and evidence for each article to determine whether it is effective for its target audience. You will choose one of the two articles to focus on and revise into a polished essay. The articles include:

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.