WHAT IS A CURRENT EVENT SUMMARY?
Something that has happened in the past month.
WHAT IS THE TOPIC?
People, places or things that have recently occurred and are related to computers, computer applications, computer ethics, computer use, computers in society, the list is endless.
Some topics from last semester:
“MIT Researchers identify security vulnerabilities in voting app”
“Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop”
“Low-cost “smart” diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet”
FIND AN ONLINE “CURRENT EVENT” ARTICLE RELATED TO COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY.
Utilize what you learned from the Evaluating Sources assignment.
No advertisements (commercials) or company takeovers/mergers or stock reports!
You might also try googling some of my favorites:
mit news computer science
wired most recent
nyt tech news
SUMMARIZE THE ARTICLE.
How long should this summary be? 200 to 400 words.
And please do not have it all in one huge paragraph. That makes it very difficult for me to read, so break it down into 3 to 4 smaller paragraphs.
Then begin the summary by identifying the main point(s) of the article. Big hint: the article title.
Followed by a few details, illustrating the main point(s).
And be sure to tell me why you find this article interesting. Because I have to read 40 of these, so please help me out here.
Use your own words, to show me that you understood what you read.
If the article is too technical, then instead, look for some online newspaper or popular magazine articles that are geared towards the general public, rather than gearheads.
If a phrase is just too good, and you must use it, then enclose it inside of quotation marks. Or indent the phrase like this:
It’s good to know that it’s fine when things go in an unintended direction, because you can always start over again. Keep calm, take the next-best option and move forward. Suga, Time Magazine, May 2020
ARTICLE CITATION REQUIRED
Use what you learned from the Citing Sources in MLA Assignment
A basic format for online citations: MLA 8
Author last name, first name. “Title of Article.” Website name. Publisher. Posting date. URL link. Date accessed (date you viewed the site).
Note that I require the Access date, which is the easiest part of the citation, because you know when you viewed the article.
The access date is very important for citing online information, because oftentimes online content gets updated.
The first line of your posting should be the title of the article.
Then type up your summary.
End with the article citation.
Requirements: 200-400 words
Answer preview for the “Computer Technology” essay………………
apa 285 words