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3: Writing a Summary of Another Writer’s Argument

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    Chapter 3 Student Learning Outcomes

    • Write a thorough summary of an author’s text that includes that text’s main claim, reasons, counterarguments, and limits.
    • Choose phrases precisely to show the role of each point summarized within the larger argument.
    • Identify key similarities and differences between two arguments.
    • Write an essay summarizing and comparing two arguments that highlights what we can learn from their key similarities and differences.

    3: Writing a Summary of Another Writer’s Argument is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Anna Mills (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative) .