Write a summary and critique of the reading: Grains of hope.
The first part of the paper will be a summary of the article, written in your own words (400-450 words). The second part of the paper will be your critique of the reading (200-250 words). In this part consider answering the following questions: Are the arguments convincing? How and why or why not? What are the strengths, weaknesses? Why? Which side do you agree with? Why?
Length: 400-450 words for the summary and 200 -250 words for your critique. Total is about 600-700 words
Formatting: 1” margins, Times New Roman 12 pt. font, double spacing throughout, except single space the header (see formatting requirements)
File name: Your first name + Summary.docx
In your intro paragraph, mention the article’s title and the author’s name.
Do not number or use bullets for your points; write the summary in paragraphs, arranged by subtopics that fit together logically.
Focus on the main points. Do not include a lot of specific details.
Make sure to paraphrase (use your own words). You may change the sentence structures and the order of ideas, and use synonyms to convey the meaning.
In the critique, prove your ideas by relevant examples and details
Include a reference page in APA
Content 30 points
Has an appropriate title
Includes the main points/ subpoints
Fair representation and understanding of the article
Objective summary/ subjective critique
Critique relates to the article
Relevant supporting evidence
Organization 30 points
Strong thesis in the summary
Strong thesis in the response
Strong and effective conclusion
Grammar and vocabulary 20 points
Command of sentence structure
Grammatical error avoidance
Use of complex structures
Appropriate word choice
Documentation 10 points
Formatting 5 points
Spelling, punctuation, capitalization 5 points