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Summary Writing RubricAlthough summary writing, a common type of academic writing, can be assigned as a specific assignment, it also is a good way to have a record of what you have read for a specific course to use for study and reflection. To create a successful summary, all stages of the writing process must be used.General Guidelines: A seminar paper should be 1.5-2 pages in length.Double-space the text of your paper and use a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman). The font size should be 12 pt.Indent the first line of each paragraph one half-inch from the left margin. Use the “Tab” key as opposed to pushing the space bar five times.Key Instructional Elements:  Has a main idea/concept Includes important facts and details Is in the writer’s own words Direct use of text from selections should have quotation marks Reflects underlying meaning Includes details in logical order Excellent 4 Good 3 Below Average 2 Ineffective 1 Total The summary begins with a clear topic sentence that states the main idea of the selection. Title and author of text are included if appropriate. The summary begins with a topic sentence that states the main idea of the selection. Title and author of text are included if appropriate. The topic sentence may not state the main idea clearly or the main idea may not appear at the beginning of the summary. Title or author may not be included. The summary does not state the main idea of the original selection. Title and author are not included. All important details are included. Important details are included but some might be missing. Some critical information is missing. Contains only some details. Ideas are connected to make the writing flow. Ideas are in logical order. Ideas are in random order. Ideas are not in logical order. Paraphrases information using own words. Paraphrases information using own words, as well as phrases and sentences from the text. Substantial copying of key phrases and minimal paraphrasing. Substantial copying of indiscriminately selected phrases or sentences. No errors exist in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. Minimal errors exist in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. Few errors exist in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. Numerous errors exist in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. ____/20___