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Most of your academic writing will be a paraphrase of what you have been reading. This means using your own words to express the ideas of others, without changing their meaning or intent.
Effective paraphrasing starts with effective reading and note-making, which you have done in your critical reading assignments.
LastName, F. M. (Year of publication). Title of work in italics: Not all capitals. Publisher.
Harris, A. B. (1994). Broadway theatre: Making it big. Routledge.
LastName, F. M., & Author, F. M. (Year of publication). Title of work in italics: Not all capitals. Publisher.
Locker, K., & Kaczmarek, S. (2010). Business communication: Building critical skills. McGraw-Hill.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Date of publication). Title of article: Not all capitals. Title of Journal in Italics, volume number in italics(issue number), page-range. http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/orDOI
Berliner, T. (2010). Women in American Musical Theatre. Theatre History Studies, 30(3), 237-239. https://cx.doi.org/10.1353/ths.2010.0035
Reddy, S. K., Swaminathan, V., & Motley, C. M. (1998). Exploring the determinants of Broadway show success. Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), 35(3), 370-383. http://www.jmr.org/ 3152034
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article: Not all capitals. Title of Newspaper in Italics. http:// www.someaddress.com/full/url/forwebsite/notforarticle
Whitehouse, K. (2016, Mar 28). Pedigreed Wall Streeter accused of fraud. USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of chapter: Not all capitals. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book in italics: Not all capitals (pp. pages of chapter). Publisher.
Le Gallienne, E. (2009). On repertory and audiences. In American Theatre Magazine Staff (Eds.), American Theatre reader: Essays and conversations from American Theatre Magazine (pp. 29-31). Theatre Communications Group.
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day of publication). Title of document: Not all capitals. http://Web address
Simonson, R. (2011, Apr 4). When did Broadway shows start offering Sunday performances? Playbill. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/149291-ASK-PLAYBILLCOM-When-Did-Broadway-Shows-Start-Offering-Sunday-Performances
For the first blank, fill in the point of view of the author. For the second blank, give the author’s reasoning or evidence.
For this question, give an example that shows the author’s fair assumption.
For the first blank, state a question that you have about the author’s opinion that might challenge the author’s perspective. For the second blank, give an alternate opinion that could come from the evidence that might contradict or challenge that perspective.
State a third possible assumption. This could come from another article.
For the first blank, state the perspective that you feel is best supported by the evidence in the article. For the second blank, give the reason why the other perspective is not the best one. Use evidence from the article.
For the first blank, state the strongest piece of evidence that is forming your own opinion. For the second blank, state a concern that you have from the evidence.
Use these blanks to give your concluding opinion based on just this one article.
Read the article through from start to finish.
Look back through the article. Determine the author’s MAIN point. Complete this sentence, filling in the missing pieces:
To develop [his/her] assertion that [the author’s main point], [the author’s name] states [the reasoning/evidence the author uses].
NOTE: you may or may not agree with the author. This sentence is about his/her main point, not what you think about it.
Search carefully for the things listed below, and mark up the document (using underlining, highlighting, and/or notes in the margins) wherever you see the following:
The author establishes a question, concern, or conflict that he/she is examining.
The author evaluates evidence, especially where he/she weighs one piece of evidence against another.
The author deals with complexity by stating what is unknown, uncertain, or is being debated by experts.
The author draws conclusions based on evaluation of evidence and complexity of the issue.
Make a copy of the article with all your notes on it.
For each article, submit the sentence you completed for #2, and a copy of the article with the notes you made in #3. Keep the original copy of the article with all your notes on it.