Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to write an option 2 blog - Science Article summary


Here are some links to good places to find articles:


A summary restates the main ideas of an author in your own words. It keeps the essential information from the original passage while eliminating most supporting details, such as the examples and illustrations. A good summary makes the author's ideas clear, perhaps even clearer than in the original.


  1. Preview the article to get an idea of what it is about. Read the title, headings, first paragraph, first sentence of the following paragraphs, and the last paragraph. 
  2. Read carefully. Write the main idea of each and also make notes about the purpose of the paragraph (For example, does it provide examples of a main point or serve as a transition to another point?) 
  3. Express in one sentence the thesis or main idea of the article. A good model for your first sentence is to include the author's name, the title, and the thesis. In "Essays to Read at the Beach," Frances Payne (discusses, states, argues). . . THESIS OF THE ARTICLE. 
  4. Write your first draft, using your notes. You can keep this draft simple by following the order of ideas in the original.
  5. Go over what you wrote and put the finishing touches (this is your final draft). Is there anything that is still unclear? Explain it.


In about 5 sentences, tell us how the article affects our community, the environment, the future, or us. This part explains to your reader why the topic discussed in the article matters. Describe what you see as possible effects of the research and/or give your personal opinion.


In order for your readers to be able to find the article and read it for themselves, it is important to provide an accurate citation. Giving the URL is not enough since there are times when URLs change or get moved. In order to simplify this, you may use Enter as much information as you have and create the citation. You may then just copy/paste it into your blog.