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					                      How to Write a Magazine Article Summary

What we study today may be modified or amended tomorrow just as much of today’s
knowledge is rooted in the past. An educated person reads throughout an entire lifetime.
During the term you will be required to read magazine articles. Each article summary is
due on the date specified. Articles should be one page or more in length from a
respectable source such as: Rise – Girl – Sports Illustrated – Stack – or a
Psychology/Sport related magazine. Try to find one that actually interests you. Once you
have selected the article you are required to.

1. Identify the article and indicate where you got it.

2. Summarize the article in your own words! The summary should be word-processed.
The summary should contain the following elements:

Introduction (2 point). Introduce the article by describing or defining the major ideas
covered in the article. Explain why this subject is important, and how it relates to our
course of study.
Content Summary (3 points). They key word here is summary. Do not copy the content
of the entire article. What was the article all about? What were the main concepts and
ideas that were discussed? What was the question(s) the author was investigating? What
methods did he/she use? What evidence was uncovered to support the main body of the
article?
Evaluation (3 points). Restate the main areas of importance in the magazine article. With
your perspective as a Psych of Sport student, discuss the quality of the article with regard
to its relevance, importance, readability, interest level, and scientific content. Explain
why you would or would not recommend it to the other members of your class.
Writing style (1 point). This is a level 2 course, and you are expected to write using
appropriate grammar, sentence structure and formatting. You are also expected to use
your own words when summarizing, do not plagiarize!
Relevance (1 point ). Article relates to the unit of study.

All summaries should not exceed a page in length.

Rubric
                                      1 pt        2 pts        3 pts
Introduction
Content Summary
Evaluation
Writing Style
Relevance


Total (out of 10)
Name ___________________________________ Date ___________ Block ______

Magazine Article Summary:

   1. Identify the article and indicate where you got it.


Introduction




Content Summary




Evaluation




Writing Style




Relevance

				
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