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 and thoughtfully respond to a writer's ideas. To prepare for this assignment, we will read a range of articles which address racial and cultural issues precipitated by Hurricane Katrina. As we read and discuss these articles, you will practice various strategies for summarizing and responding. Then, you will revise a draft on one of the following articles 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.