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EN 106 > Essay #1 Assignment
Close Reading/Summary of Paulo Freire’s “The Banking Concept of Education”
A very common type of writing you will produce in your academic career involves carefully reading and developing a summary of a given text. The ability to engage in close reading— to identify salient (key) arguments and represent them fairly—is foundational to entering academic conversations as a competent and articulate participant. Summaries also serve an important role in helping other readers make sense of a difficult text.
As you learned from Greene and Lidinsky’s chapter, writing a summary involves a great deal of critical thinking and evaluation on the part of the writer. You must identify the author’s thesis (what Greene and
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• 1-inch margins top, bottom, and sides. • Although no cover page is needed, you should include your name, my name, the course number/title, and date at the upper left-hand corner of the manuscript. • To view a sample MLA-formatted paper, see p. 246 in Easy Writer
References: Essay #1 will include at least three references to the assigned reading. Such references will utilize quotation or paraphrasing, and they will include in-text citations (the author's last name and page number in parentheses; however, use only the page number if
EN 106 Page 1 of 2 © Park University, 2011 the author's last name is mentioned in the text leading up to the quote or if the previous in-text citation included the name of the same author).
File format: Please submit your essay in Rich Text Format (RTF). This is available in most word processing programs; it will ensure maximum document accessibility for all operating platforms.
Works Cited: Your essay will include a Works Cited page, with one entry for Freire’s essay.
Titles: Include a descriptive title at the beginning of your essay that tips your readers off to your central interpretation of Freire’s work. Do not format your title with quotation marks, boldface, underlining or italics. Quotation marks or underlining are only appropriate if the title borrows words from

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