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Summary & Critique Essays

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Please write a Summary & Critique essay on the attached article “why do we need a market for human organs”

You are required to do 1 Page of Pre-writing followed by 3 pages of rough Draft as separate documents.

The pre-writing is like a brainstorming practice to get ideas of what you want to talk about in the rough draft, like a sketch draft so it’s ok to sound a little casual and no quotations are needed in the pre-writing. (Pre-writing should be done before starting to work on your rough draft)

please carefully follow instructor note:

In writing this critique, develop both an introduction and a conclusion as well as the main body of the critique. See particularly the guidelines for writing box in chapter 5, as well as the model Summary & Critique essay also in Chapter 5 (I have attached chapter 5)

  • To begin, you will first need to summarize the entire article (remember to cite it!).
  • Next, craft a thesis that states the extent to which you agree or disagree with the author and that states your overall evaluation of the article.
  • Organize and develop the body of your evaluation around specific points:
    • State the point of evaluation as a clear topic sentence.
    • Cite specific examples in the selection that illustrate this observation.
    • Discuss these examples in two or three follow-on sentences in one paragraph or at greater length in two or more paragraphs.
  • In preparing to write, consider the following questions. Your responses may help you to formulate elements of your critique:
  • To what extent do you agree or disagree with the points in the article?
  • What underlying assumptions has the author built his or her claims on? And are those assumptions valid?
  • What is the purpose of the article: to persuade, to inform, to entertain?
  • How well does the author succeed in his or her purpose?
  • What is the tone of the article and does it serve the author’s purpose well?
  • What assumptions does the author make about the readers, their belief system, their values, their knowledge of the topic?
  • Can you detect any bias in the author?
  • What issues are ignored?
  • Assess the quality of the author’s evidence.
  • Does the author establish strong ethos, and if so, how?
  • How does the author exhibit and pathos and logos, and is this done well?

The summary and all quotations and paraphrases must be documented with in-text and on your Works Cited page. Only MLA format is allowed.


Last Updated on March 14, 2019

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