Select one (or two) of the articles you have read so far for your research focus. Identify four passages from the article(s) to paraphrase. Each original passage should:
a) be at least two sentences long
b) include at least 20 words total
Copy the original passages (accurately, please). Under each original passage, include your paraphrase of it. Each paraphrase should:
a) include a signal phrase that identifies the original source
b) keep the meaning of the original passage without adding or deleting any important ideas
c) change the structure of the original sentences
d) utilize at least two of the paraphrasing strategies in the box below
e) be composed of grammatical sentences with effective vocabulary choices
f) not plagiarize the original source
Your document should be typed using MLA format guidelines. You may single space the original passages, but you should double space your paraphrases so that I have room to provide feedback. At the end of your document, include a Works Cited section using MLA format for the source article(s).
COMMON PARAPHRASING STRATEGIES
· Change the word form (part of speech).
· Use a synonym.
· Change the subject of the sentence.
· Change the verb to negative (use an antonym).
· Change the pronoun point of view.
· Make an active sentence passive.
· Change the transitions or logical connectors.
· Move parts of the sentence.
· Combine or break apart sentences.
An effective paraphrase uses AT LEAST two of the above techniques.
English for Academic Purposes II
15 September 2017
Writing Assignment 2
Matisse is the best painter ever at putting the viewer at the scene. He’s the most realistic of all modern artists, if you admit the feel of the breeze as necessary to a landscape and the smell of oranges as essential to a still life. “The Casbah Gate” depicts the well-known gateway Bab el Aassa, which pierces the southern wall of the city near the sultan’s palace. With scrubby coats of ivory, aqua, blue, and rose delicately fenced by the liveliest gray outline in art history, Matisse gets the essence of a Tangier afternoon, including the subtle presence of the bowaab, the sentry who sits and surveys those who pass through the gate.
Plagens observes that Matisse’s paintings are remarkable in giving the viewer the distinct sensory impressions of one experiencing the scene first hand. For instance, “The Casbah Gate” takes one to the walled city of Tangier and the Bab el Aassa gateway near the Sultan’s palace, where one can imagine standing on an afternoon, absorbing the splash of colors and the fine outlines. Even the sentry, the bowaab vaguely eyeing those who come and go through the gate, blends into the scene as though real (50).
“The Antarctic is the vast source of cold on our planet, just as the sun is the source of our heat, and it exerts tremendous control on our climate,” [Jacques] Cousteau told the camera. “The cold ocean water around Antarctica flows north to mix with warmer water from the tropics, and its upwellings help to cool both the surface water and our atmosphere. Yet the fragility of this regulating system is now threatened by human activity.”
Aristo cites Cousteau as asserting that the activity of people in Antarctica is jeopardizing a delicate natural mechanism that controls the earth’s climate. Cousteau fears that human activity could interfere with the balance between the sun, the source of the earth’s heat, and the important source of cold from Antarctic waters that flow north and cool the oceans and atmosphere (17).
Aristo, Paul. “Captain Cousteau.” Audubon, 1 May 2010, p. 17.
Plagens, Peter. “Bright Lights.” Newsweek, 26 March 2007, p. 50.