Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sample Summary

Students, please find here a sample of the kind of summary that I want you to write, as discussed here. For some of you, the article will be familiar, as at least one of my classes has received it.

On 20 September 2012, the editors of the New York Times published "Season of Mists, if Not in Manhattan" in the online version of the newspaper.  In the article, the editors lament the lack of a specific form of autumnal weather: morning fog.  They outline the processes by which the fog forms and note that the conditions necessary for its generation no longer exist in New York City's central borough.  They successfully express a sense of nostalgia and longing for a feature of the natural world now absent from one of the most heavily urbanized places on the planet.

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