How to Summarize & Critically Respond to an Article

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How to Summarize & Critically Respond to an Article

This narrated presentation teaches students how to critically read a piece of writing. It focuses on helping students write the summary portion and the analytical response portion of their Essay. You can print a copy of my notes from this video here:

Crusius and Channell, The Aims of Argument, Mayfield Publishing Co., 1995
The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, 8th Ed. by Stephen Ried, 2008. Published by Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Global Issues, Local Arguments: Readings for Writings by June Johnson, 2007. Published by Longman , New York, NY.


  1. Lisa Green says:

    technique *

  2. Jen Alojado says:

    Background music is very distracting

  3. ladykataana says:

    (I don't want to be the only non English teacher to point this out, but critically is spelled with TWO 'L's.)

  4. Ofori Emmanuel says:

    is it right to give an article a title if it originally do not have a title

  5. craffte says:

    just a small town girl….livin inna LONELEE WOORRRRLD…..

  6. Cegan Family says:

    Yep I hate this about college, no offense to your video it was very helpful but this writing style rubs me the wrong way.

  7. steven pa brown says:


  8. lovelylady0200 says:

    I meant who sings the lyrics that song in the back ground..

  9. Ramin says:

    Good job, Paola.

  10. Ben Jamin says:

    Can we get coffee sometime?

  11. Shane Fox says:

    Thanks for the video, very helpful.

  12. mastamere says:

    waste of time, didn;t help me at all

  13. Owusu Sarpong says:

    Very good presentation. Especially the clarity between writing a summary and responding to a piece of article/writing,

  14. mark durbin says:

    Whats Up yall! Really great video, Have you heard the talk about – Moolafan Minisite Master Profits (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my buddy got cool money with it. 

  15. Mitchel Bloch says:

    needs more anime

  16. Mitchel Bloch says:


  17. djimi sounneh says:

    can anyone help me summarize an article ?

  18. johnosandra says:

    this back ground music is too hard core , I hate death metal.

  19. Marsha Hale says:

    you helped me a lot. I'm a visual learner and your style of presentation held my attention. thank you.

  20. Hussam Alwani says:

    LIKE your voice 😛 , and your video 🙂 , keep up the good work

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