For this assignment, you will be writing a summary for a particular audience
For this assignment, you will be writing a summary for a particular audience. As a writer, you must address a particular scenario, described below, and use what you have learned about audience, the writing process, and the reading and writing connection to create a successful summary.
You have a scenario you must respond to as a writer: You are working for a general interest magazine that covers topics from the environment to popular culture. Your editor has asked you to write a short summary for the science and environment section on climate change. Your editor explains that there is a lot of confusion and conflicting information on the topic, and she wants the readers of your magazine to have the key information summarized and clarified.
Your first step is to find an article that summarizes the current situation on climate change. You can find an article at the following location:
Page, M. L. (2014, March 9). https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25187-how-much-hotter-is-the-planet-going-to-get/?full=true#.Ux3KJo2MEkV (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. In NewScientist Environment. Retrieved from https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/newscientist.com/article/dn25187-how-much-hotter-is-the-planet-going-to-get.html?full=true#.Ux3KJo2MEkV Your task now is to create a short summary of about 250 words that presents the key ideas from this article for your readers who might be confused about climate change and wondering what is really going on. Remember, your summary must be objective. Your editor has made it clear that you are to leave your opinion out of this piece.
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Once submitted, your assignment will be evaluated by Turnitin® automatically. You will be able to view an Originality Report within minutes of your first submission that will show how much of your work has been identified as similar to other sources such as websites, textbooks, or other student papers. Use your Originality Report as a learning tool to identify areas of your assignment that you may not have cited appropriately. You may resubmit your assignment through this dropbox as many times as you need to check to see if you have made improvements, until the due date of the assignment. However, once you have made your first submission, you will need to wait 24 hours after each subsequent submission to receive a new Originality Report. Plan accordingly as you draft your assignment. Once the due date has passed, your assignment submission will be considered final.
This assignment will be graded using the ENG101 Summary Rubric located on the Course Rubrics page within the Start Here section of the course. Please review the rubric prior to beginning your work so that you ensure your submission meets the criteria in place for this assignment. This assignment is worth 5% of your final course grade.