SUMMARY OF SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLE
For this assignment, you are to write a brief summary of a scholarly journal article that pertains to one of the assigned works from our anthology or from the online readings (Mary Rowlandson’s narrative or Swift’s “A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed”).
First, you will chose a scholarly journal article that addresses one of the works that you have been assigned to read for this class (from the anthology or from the assigned works posted in Canvas). The source must be a scholarly journal article that you found in the SCF library databases (it cannot be from a stand-alone website); it also must be longer than eight pages (do NOT use the journal, The Explicator). Try to chose a work that you think is crucial to your understanding of the primary source (the work from our anthology).
For finding articles about literature, try using JSTOR or Academic Search Complete.
Second, carefully and critically read the article, noting passages that you think you think are crucial to the article’s main argument/thesis. Try to fully comprehend the author’s argument and evidence and convey this understanding to your reader.
Third, write a brief summary of the article (do not include your own commentary on the article). Your summary should be 2-3 pages (DOUBLE-SPACED), excluding the Works Cited page, and should clearly indicate the main points of the article. Keep a formal diction and avoid first-person pronouns and contractions. Also, you must include 2-3 significant direct quotes from the original article, introducing and explaining each (no “armadillo roadkill”-see Stedman’s article, “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” download ). Don’t forget to include your MLA formatted in-text citations (EIGHTH EDITION).
Lastly, make sure to include a properly formatted Works Cited page for the article. You likely will have just one citation on this page (perhaps two if you refer/quote the primary source from the textbook). Don’t forget to make sure that the entire document adheres to MLA style (yes, you will lose points if it doesn’t adhere to MLA style).
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