NEWS ARTICLE COMMENTARY

Writing the News Article Commentary Your much chose a new article. Your document should have the following: single spacing size 12 font 1″ page margins minimum of 1 page long Your commentary should be broken up into two sections: Part 1: Summary of the Article Identify the author and title of the work and include the publisher and publication date in parentheses. Write an informative summary of the article. To keep things concise, highlight the main points and the most important supporting points. The summary should be objective and factual; you will introduce your opinions and personal interpretations in the second part of the commentary. You may use direct quotations from the article to illustrate key ideas. Don’t overdo it though. Part 2: Your Reaction to the Work How is the article related to ideas and concerns discussed in this class? How is the work related to problems in our present-day world? Did the article increase your understanding of the topic? Did it change your perspective in any way? Evaluate the merit of the article: the importance of its points, its accuracy, completeness, organization, etc. Would you recommend this article to others, why/why not?

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