STRONG WEAK
__________ __________ __________ 1. The summary includes main idea and supporting points.
__________ __________ __________ 2. The summary generalizes details or uses appropriate detail as example.
__________ __________ __________ 3. The student's own ideas or opinions are not included. Only opinions from the article are used.
__________ __________ __________ 4. The summary is written in clear, smooth English, using the summary writer's own words.
__________ __________ __________ 5. The summary's ideas are clearly organized in paragraph form.
__________ __________ __________ 6. The summary is concise, not wordy. Unnecessary language is left out.
__________ __________ __________ 7. The name of the article and author are identified.

A summary should have adequate handling of all of these six categories. Extreme weakness in any one category could make the paper unsatisfactory.

My ranking of this summary: __________ Excellent
__________ Good
__________ Fair
__________ Poor
__________ Unacceptable

Comments:

Name of summary writer: _________________________________________________

Name of evaluator: _____________________________________________________