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Study Guide Worksheet 1 Summary Answers

Study Guide Worksheet 1 Summary Answers

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CC2040 English for Academic Studies (Health Care) – Study Guide
Worksheet 1 – Writing One-sentence Summaries Answers
Question 1: Suggested Answera) Title:
The Campaign Against AIDS in China
(6 words)b) One-sentence Summary:
In “Health Issue” (China Daily, 2008), Xiong Lei says that inChina a big campaign was run to raise people’s understanding of AIDS, and it hasbrought positive changes in attitude.
(31 words)Title -
 
Short yet telling summary of the paragraph-
 
Punctuation: key words capitalized; titles should not be underlined nor inquotation marks, and there should be no full-stop at the end.Identification -
 
The author’s name in a correct format, i.e. the full name quoted (XiongLei); using only the last name is acceptable, but using only the first namewould be incorrect-
 
Punctuation is appropriate: the title of the article in quotation marks,publication information in parentheses, the title of the publicationunderlined, and the publication date given
 
Content -
 
Captures the main points: that a programme is being implemented for thepurpose of raising the public’s awareness of AIDS in the Mainland.Position for this article: that there is a positive change in attitude for thepublic towards AIDS.-
 
No redundant detailsParaphrasingSkills-
 
Most words are substituted with synonyms. (E.g. programme waslaunched
campaign was being run ; to enhance the public awareness
 to raise people’s understanding; from a lack of interest
positive changein attitude)-
 
Ideas are presented clearly in a new sentence structure.-
 
Good diction (choice of words)-
 
Correct tense (present tense) for the reporting verb (‘Xiong Lei says…’)Question 1: Poor Sample Answera) Title:
Aids is not a significant problem in China
b) One-sentence Summary:
In Health Issue (China Daily), the author said that there aremany issues about AIDS and how it can make our life more complicated.
Title -
 
Key words not capitalized-
 
Fails to summarize the main idea of the paragraphIdentification -
 
The author’s name is omitted; using the first name only would beincorrect also (i.e. Lei says…).-
 
Punctuation is inappropriate: the title of the article not in quotes, the titleof the publication not underlined, and the publication date not given.
 
Content -
 
No explicit main points; ambiguous terms used: “many issues aboutAIDS”; “life more complicated”; author’s position not reflected- Unclear meaningParaphrasingSkills-
 
Most words copied directly from the original-
 
Poor choice of words-
 
Wrong tense (past tense) for the reporting verb (‘author said…’)

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