After you’ve read “Sleep is the New Status Symbol” you should write a summary of the text and submit it here.

Your first sentence should contain the following rhetorical information:

name of author(s)
title of text
publication date
genre of writing/source type
relevant background of the author
the text’s main idea
Your summary should:

be no longer than 200 words and be one unified, coherent paragraph
use words economically
use clear and correct syntax, mechanics, and spelling
pull back the camera lens to reflect an overall view of the whole piece (main idea) while avoiding unnecessary details (subordinate points)
leave out your opinions and evaluations of the author and/or subject
use reporting words or/and attributive tags to represent and synthesize the author’s main ideas


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