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 “Find a long article (at least five pages) and summarize it, following the step-by-step process described in this chapter, and keeping accuracy, completeness, conciseness, and nontechnical language always in mind. Capture the essence and main points of the original article in no more than one-fourth the length. Use your own words, and do not distort the original.” 


  • At the top of the first page, include the Course #/title, your name, “Week Two Writing Assignment,” the date, and the professor’s name
  • Margins all 1 inch
  • Use 12pt font size only
  • Use a standard font style (e.g., Times Roman, Arial, Calibri)
  • Use double-line spacing
  • For Item #2, written paper should be 1 1/2 to 2 pages (no more than 2 pages)