Summary Directions: Carefully read the article/s given to you by your instructor.
Annotate each article/s to help you understand the main ideas. You may want to annotate for strong ideas, confusing ideas, and/or ideas you disagree with. You may also want to write notes in the margins to help you remember why you marked those sections.
Write a one-paragraph summary of the article/s. Your summary/ies should do the following:
Use your own words rather than quotations or the author’s words.
Paraphrase correctly and avoid plagiarism.
Remain objective and do not give a response or your opinion.
Use reporting verbs to clarify that these are the author’s ideas, not your ideas.
Essay Directions: Write an essay in response to the following prompt: Imagine that you are a high school student. The school is considering a requirement that all students do forty hours of volunteer service in the community to graduate. Do you think service should be required? Your essay should take a position on this question and support that position with arguments and examples. Your examples should come from your learning and experiences, which might include: