ENG 121 Week 12 Assignment | Wilmington University

ENG 121 Week 12 Assignment | Wilmington University

Summarizing to Support a Claim Practice

This week, you learned that we summarize for two reasons: to share the overall gist of what we've read or to use information from a source to support a claim we are making. In the assignment above, you practiced summarizing main ideas, now you will practice summarizing information to support a claim.


For the assignment, you need to support the following claim:

Arts education is a valuable part of a high school education.

To support this claim you will be reading the article "New Evidence of the Benefits of an Arts Education"  (Links to an external site.)and summarizing any parts of the article you choose to prove that the above claim is true.

You will be writing a full paragraph in a Word document. It should include:

·         The claim as the opening sentence

·         2-3 sentences summarizing information from the article in your own words

·         A citation at the end of your summary (hint: The authors and publication date are listed under the title in the article. You will be following the APA citation rule for two authors, which means placing an ampersand (&) between the authors' last names).

Once you are done writing your paragraph, you can submit it here. For an example of a paragraph that summarizes a source to support a claim, please see below.


CLAIM: It is unethical to not cite your sources in your writing.

SOURCE: "When Writers Steal" by Jane Doe and John Nobody. Published in 2020.


It is unethical to not cite your sources in your writing.  In fact, Jane Doe and John Nobody see this practice as a form of stealing because when we do not cite, we are presenting the work of others as if it was our own work and hoping to benefit from it. They point out that we would not walk into a place where we do not work and demand to be paid for the work of person who is employed there, so we should not be doing the same thing with a person's ideas (Doe & Nobody, 2020).



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