Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror (summarize a scholarly article and state your thesis):
Be sure to respond to both parts of this DQ.
First, you’ll summarize an academic article selected from the list in the Course Guide (pp. 53-54). Choose an article that may be useful for your Final Essay. These articles are challenging reading but full of ideas about the essay topic. You may want to review two brief but helpful “how to” guides for summarizing academic articles, published by Columbia University and Washington State University. A few articles in the list include an abstract which will help you understand the author’s main idea; but do not use the abstract as the basis for your summary because you’ll miss many important and useful ideas in the article. Remember to ask a question about the article at the end of your summary.
Second, you’ll clearly state the thesis of your essay. Your thesis tells readers what your essay will demonstrate. By the time readers consider the conclusion of the essay, they should see exactly how you demonstrated what your thesis promised at the outset. You may want to review two short guides for generating an effective thesis statement, published by Indiana University and Purdue University.
Columbia University School of Social Work (2012). Writing summaries. Retrieved from http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ssw/write/handouts/summary.html
Indiana University (2012). How to write a thesis statement. Retrieved from http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml#assigned
Purdue University (2012). Tips and examples for writing thesis statements. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01