Social-Networked World

Social-Networked World

Paper instructions:

Summary and Paraphrase Assignment


For this assignment, you must demonstrate your ability to summarize, paraphrase, and quote correctly. Read the article, “The Meaning of Friendship in a Social-Networked World” by Alex Pattakos found on pp. 210-213.


Then write a summary of the article that specifically paraphrases key points the author makes. To do this you must read the article carefully. Then you must go back and identify the major points the author makes. Within your summary and paraphrase of key points, utilize at least two quotations. Quote important phrases that help you summarize the major points. Use the Sample Summary and Paraphrase as a model for your assignment.


Follow MLA Guidelines, specifically double spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, 1? margins, and correct Works Cited page format and citation for the article as well as in-text citations. Follow the Sample Summary and Paraphrase provided.


Attached ENG 102 Summary and Paraphrase Rubric


Reminders and Suggestions for Assignment Completion:

· Thoroughly read the article and take good notes/annotate.

· Identify the thesis/main idea of the article.

· Divide the article into sections based on the major supporting ideas for the article’s thesis and summarize those sections in a few sentences.

· Use signal words and phrases (According to… OR The author asserts…)

· Avoid details except when they are the most important ones.

· Be certain you reread the article before proofreading your final.

· Do not include any evaluation or personal opinion – this is an exercise in simply summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.

· See the sample summary assignment as a model for this assignment.

· Also see the online instructional resources in Blackboard.



ENG 102 Final Summary and Paraphrase Scoring Guide Total Essay Score: ______


_______ Introduction and Thesis (Article title and author as well as author’s thesis)

(15 pts.) Outstanding, developed introduction of article and author and clear establishment of main idea of subject

(12 pts.) Developed introduction of subject of summary

(9 pts.) Under-developed intro of subject, lacking some insight into main idea of subject

(6 pts.) Very limited use of introduction, lacking title or author or understanding of main idea.

(3 pts.) No demonstrated introduction attempt/Complete misunderstanding of main idea

_______ Organization and Coherence (Accurate order and smooth flow of ideas)

(10 pts.) Well organized with clear focus and smooth progression of ideas that reflect article

(8 pts.) Generally well organized and focused and demonstrates an obvious and logical progression of ideas.

(6 pts.) Limited organization and focus, maintains a somewhat clear progression of ideas/ 1-2 lapses.

(4 pts.) Poorly organized and may have serious lapses in the progression of ideas.

(2 pts.) Organization is barely discernible/Lacks coherence.

_______ Development/Supporting Ideas (Presentation of major supporting ideas)

(25 pts.) Summarizes major details appropriately, accurately, and thoughtfully with proper integration

(20 pts.) Summarizes major details but lacks one of the above qualities

(15 pts.) Summarizes major details but lack two of the above qualities

(10 pts.) Summarizes major details but lacks three of the above qualities

(5 pts.) Uses little or no major details/Doesn’t exhibit an understanding of the subject of the summary.

_______ Point of View (NO FIRST OR SECOND PERSON and omission of student writer’s ideas)

(10 pts.) Clear and consistent

(0) One or more shifts in point of view

_______ Language UsageDiction (Student writer’s own diction)

(5 pts.) Uses writer’s own skillful language that is varied, accurate, appropriate, and sophisticated

(4 pts.) Exhibits facility with student’s own appropriate language

(3 pts.) Uses language that lacks accuracy, appropriateness, variety, or originality

(2 pts.) Exhibits several lapses in student’s own words

(1 pt. ) Poor phrasing in student’s own words

_______ Conclusion (Representation of author’s closing ideas and closure style)

(5 pts.) Outstanding, developed conclusion that creates closure that reflects closure of the subject

(4 pts.) Developed conclusion

(3 pts.) Under-developed conclusion

(2 pts.) Very limited conclusion

(0 pt.) No conclusion

_______ Correctness: Grammar, Usage, Parenthetical Citation, and Mechanics

(10 pts.) Free of errors

(8 pts.) No more than four major errors

(6 pts.) No more than 8 major errors

(4 pts.) Accumulation of errors

(2 pts.) Serious errors that obscure the meaning

_______ Formatting (Heading, Page Headers/Numbers, Font, Margins)

(5 pts.) Free of all formatting errors

(4 pts.) Errors in one of the above formatting categories

(3 pts.) Errors in two of the above formatting categories

(2 pts.) Errors in three of the above formatting categories

(1 pt.) Errors in four of the above formatting categories

_______ Works Cited and In-text Citations

(15 pts.)Appropriate error free MLA documentation and page formatting

(12 pts.)Missing one important piece information in citation or contains 1-2 errors in formatting

(9 pts.) Missing two pieces of information or contains 3-4 errors formatting errors

(6 pts.) Missing three pieces of information or contains 5-6 errors formatting errors

(3 pts.) Misses more than three or more than 6 formatting errors