Objective & evaluative summaries (2016)

A 50-minute lesson plan for ENGL 103, “Rhetoric & Composition I,” Northern Illinois University, fall 2016.

Seeded by a 12-minute Guardian video – the first public appearance of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 – students will read arguments for and against Snowden’s pardon in order to consolidate skills of objective summary and to begin evaluating sources for credibility and reliability.