You are to write a 2-3 page double-spaced critical summary (or précis) of the academic reading of your choice from weeks 4-6. Your goal in this critical summary is to succinctly synthesize the key points of your chosen reading. Even though you are summarizing a reading, use your own words. What is essential is that you attend to the most pertinent arguments being made.
Questions to address:
- What is/are the main arguments?
- What methods is the author using and what evidence is being used to support the argument?
- What debates/conversations is the author drawing, building or departing from? For what purpose?
- Why is the author’s intervention important or relevant?