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In this exercise, you will practice annotating a digital text. You will complete this assignment in your chosen Word processor using the built-in note-taking / comment function (see module resources).
To complete the exercise, download the attached article below in your preferred format (Google Doc or Microsoft Word). As you read the article, you should attempt to highlight and annotate the article according to the “Writing in the Margins” handout included in module readings, to include notes on
VisualizationConnectionResponse/ ReactionSummarization/ ParaphrasingQuestioningAnalysis
After you have read through the article and commented in the margins, you will produce a short summary of the article. Consult your annotations to help you remember what stood out to you about a text, and remember: summary is about factual recall. When writing a summary, you should strive to understand the overall focus of a text as well as the main ideas the text uses to support that focus. You should be able to summarize a text without looking at it. This is how to gauge whether or not you understand a piece of writing. You can still look back at the text for specific information, but you should be able to explain the article without looking at it.
For the annotations: The successful assignment will include some marginal notes for each paragraph of the article as well as a short reflection at the end that summarizes the main ideas explored in the article. For the summary: The successful summary will fully represent the main focus and supporting ideas for the article provided. The summary submitted should be 300-500 words long.
Article for Annotation: Google Document
Article for Annotation: Word Document
The Real Truth About Money.docx
(opens in the new window): an overview of strategies for marginal note taking from Lumen Learning (opens in new window): A clear guide to summarizing texts (opens in new window): an overview of how to mark marginal notes in Microsoft Word (opens in new window): an overview of how to mark marginal notes in Google Docs
Submit two documents:
To submit your marginal annotations on the document, save your file. Once your notes have been saved, submit your updated and annotated file here as a Word document or PDF.Submit your summary here as a Word document or PDF. For help converting a Google Doc to a Word file or PDF, click(opens in new tab).
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