Once you're ready to begin using the information found in your research to create a presentation, you have to take steps to avoid plagiarism. This assignment is designed to give you practice with this type of work. I'm asking students to do this because plagiarism sometimes becomes a problem in quizzes (students copy/paste information from the web as an answer to a question), discussions (posting copied information as their own words) or in presentations (students present other people's work without citing it).
Read this article that describes the effect of the Black Death on the Islamic world in the 1600s. [Note: This looks longer than it is, due to many footnote references.]
Create (in a Word document) a 1-2 paragraph summary of the content of this article IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Your summary should include the major points of the article. You do NOT need to bother with citations here, as I'm looking to see how well you summarize, NOT how well you cite something (we'll practice that in the next assignment). [Reminder: if using Google Docs or other programs, you need to save/download the file as a PDF, NOT as a Word document.]
Save your file with this file name: [Your last name]Summary For example, if Marshawn Lynch were submitting this assignment, his file would be named: LynchSummary
Then submit. A grading rubric is provided for your reference.
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.