Paraphrasing, summarizing and synthesizing

What we did in class, today – We discussed pp. 61-66 in Great Writing: From Great Essays to Research and summarized the articles on p. 59 and 64. Then, we summarized the handout “Orlando was the No. 1 U.S. tourist destination in 2014.” When we compared the summaries for the three pieces, we noticed they all included the same cause and shared some effects but also included a few different effects. Students were told to download the Essay Template and save it to their hard drive as their name. Then, they are to write a one-paragraph synthesis of the three articles. The topic sentence will be According to “Orlando: From Tiny Town to Major Metropolitan Area,” “The Effects of Tourism on One Florida City,” and “Orlando was the No. 1 U.S. tourist destination in 2014, the opening of Disney World has led to several major effects. The supporting sentences will be a synthesis of the effects found in the three articles. The paragraph must be uploaded to Turnitin before class on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Homework 

  1. Write a one-paragraph synthesis of the three articles. The topic sentence will be According to “Orlando: From Tiny Town to Major Metropolitan Area,” “The Effects of Tourism on One Florida City,” and “Orlando was the No. 1 U.S. tourist destination in 2014, the opening of Disney World has led to several major effects. The supporting sentences will be a synthesis of the effects found in the three articles. The paragraph must be uploaded to Turnitin before class on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
  2. Go to your Achieve3000 inbox. Open the message I sent you today (Oct. 19). Read “Too Many Climbers?” and complete the activity. Also, do the thought question. However, disregard the directions for the thought question. What I want you to do is write a one-paragraph summary of the article. Your paragraph must include at least three sentences. Be sure to use your own words. The activity and thought question must be completed before 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. (If you have already read “Too Many Climbers,” you must still do the thought question for it. However, you must choose three other Achieve3000 articles to do the activities for.)
  3. Choose any other two Achieve3000 articles, read them, and complete the activities before 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.
  4. If you have not written the Thought Question for “How Much for a Glass of Water,” complete it. I will deduct 10 marks for late work.
  5. If you have not submitted your process essay, bring your flash memory to me during my office hours so that I can upload it to Turnitin and mark it. Ten (10) marks will be deducted for late work.

What we will do in class on Wednesday, Oct. 21 – We will Peermark our one-paragraph synthesis of the three articles (p. 59, p. 64, and the handout). Then, we will revise it and discuss expanding it to a five-paragraph cause and effect essay.

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