• No more than 10 lines
• Introduce the topic/issue of the article and explain why this issue concerns you
• Identify the context of the article: author, title, original source, audience, purpose. The first time you mention an author, use his or her full name; after that, use last name only.
• 3-5 paragraphs covering 3 sources(20 points per source)
• Explain why you began your research with a specific source; in other words, explain the reason(s) you started with this source as opposed to another source that you researched. The first time you mention an author, use his or her full name; after that, use last name only.
• Summarize the source concisely.
• Respond to the source’s ideas that are most relevant to your problem or issue. Note your own viewpoint and other possible views about the issue. (For instance, if you tend to agree with the author’s position, mention one or two arguments that oppose that position.)
• Use quotations sparingly (if at all), and document them according to MLA format 8th edition
• No more than 8 lines
• Provide closure for your discussion.
• Avoid simply restating the article’s main idea. Instead, explain your current thinking about the topic or issue based on this article. Also, identify areas you’d want to research more.