Why is it primarily important for us to be able to summarize effectively?
It helps others get a better understanding of our own ideas.
It helps us to better understand the ideas of others.
It is a effective way to link our own ideas relative to other's ideas.
None of the above.
What are some possible issues that can arise from poor summarizing?
Wrestling too much with what the text says, and becoming unsure of whether it has anything to do with what you're talking about.
Taking too much time devoted to what other's are saying can detract from what you're saying.
Summarizing to the extent that the summary itself misses the "meat" of the source material.
All of the above.
To truly write a good summary, you need to play the "believing game." What exactly does this mean?
Being able to believe in the credibility of everything you're summarizing.
Understanding the relation the summary has to your own views.
Being able to put yourself in the shoes of the person who created the source you're summarizing.
In general, what makes a summary good?
Being able to balance what the author is saying, and what the writer is saying as well.
Being able to deconstruct what all the other author's are saying in your summaries.
Proving your own work to be a cut above your summaries.
What must you ABSOLUTELY avoid when writing summaries?
Writing inaccurate summaries.
Writing biased summaries.
Writing cherry-picking summaries.(picking out specific portions of something to support your argument, when the source material as a whole does not back up your argument.)
All of the above, as writing unbiased, accurate, and truthful summaries is the way to go.
What exactly is "the closest cliche syndrome?"
Acknowledging that something an author wrote is undeniable truth to support your argument.
If you have more sources, it makes your argument the right one.
Your argument's strength is determined by one reliable source.
Mistaking what the writer said to mean one thing, while the writer him/herself meant something completely different.
How do you need to manipulate a summary as you incorporate a summary into your work, at least in terms of relating it to what you're saying?
Make sure to reference what you're summarizing.
Making sure the summary is no more than three sentences.
Making sure the summary is more than three sentences.
Putting a spin on the summary so as to make way for your own argument.
What's a good way to add credibility and power to your summaries?
Explaining the importance of what the person is saying.
Using quotes to show the person's exact words.
Showing the medium the summary came from.
What is a problem that can arise when using quotations in a summary?
The quotation might not be descriptive enough.
The quotation may be believed to "speak for itself," when really, the quote does not mean the same to the writer as it does the audience.
The quote can be too long, and unable to convey a clear enough meaning.
The quote may be in another language.(Gotta fill this fourth question in somehow, am I right?)
Above all else, what do quotations need to be, in terms of supporting your argument?
In order to make a quote relevant, what do you need to do with it?
Cite where it came from.
Explain the person who said it.
Frame it in a way that it shows what it has to do with what you're saying.
What is a "hit-and-run" quotation?
Writing a quotation and then moving on without explaining its significance.
Forgetting to report the source of the quote.
Explaining a quote in detail.