Summaries- Anonymousgirl

The hair part theory

It seems counterintuitive that a hairstyle can give us so much power, and feel confident. 

The hair part theory began when John Walter decided to part his hair another way the usual. The hair part theory is parting your hair to the left, he realized the way we see ourselves in the mirror is how others view someone since it is reversed. People like Margret Thatcher started to feel more confident. Many people now have superstitions due to the way their hair is styled. 

Are Multi-vitamins dangerous?

It seems counterintuitive that we are told to take multivitamins because it’s good for our health yet it may actually be doing the opposite. 

It was discovered that multivitamins aren’t effective for preventing sicknesses and diseases. What are we really putting into our bodies? There are now warning labels on vitamins to inform consumers that there is a possibility of health risks. Healthy people shouldn’t be taking multivitamins the way a child with anorexia should be. It is recommended that picky eaters take them as well because they don’t get enough nutrients. 

Paper or Plastic 

It seems counterintuitive that paper is supposed to be better for our environment but it’s found to have a significant amount of carbon dioxide. Most people prefer paper over plastic because it is less harmful to the environment. If this was talked about more I wonder what people would think. 

When trees go through photosynthesis, they hold on to the carbon, even after being cut down. Once the paper decomposes it releases carbon into our air. Some believe since paper degrades too quickly we should find another alternative. Papers and plastics are both harmful to our environment.

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1 Response to Summaries- Anonymousgirl

  1. davidbdale says:

    Your Summaries are surely among the shortest the class has produced. I’m generally in favor of brevity and hope this is a good sign that you’ve managed to truly distill the essence of the articles. Fingers crossed.

    OK. Some goodness. Some not-so-goodness.
    The brevity is fine, but the short paragraphs are somehow still wordy and not full of nutrition.
    Let’s look at the Paper vs Plastic example.
    —The first sentence doesn’t mention plastic, so we don’t know what “better” means. And we don’t understand why “having carbon dioxide” should present a danger to the environment. These problems are easy to solve. What you mean is:
    It seems counterintuitive that paper is considered better for than the environment than plastic even though it releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere much faster than plastic as they decompose.
    —That eliminates the need for your second sentence.
    —And your third sentence doesn’t actually make a contribution to your summary.

    The second paragraph contains lots of important information.
    —It’s very helpful to share the details of carbon sequestration. Trees are great at taking carbon from the air.
    —Of course, as paper decomposes, it releases its carbon, but so does plastic, although more slowly.
    —What “people believe” is irrelevant to your own point-of-view. The PURPOSE of Purposeful Summary is to USE the material to PROMOTE your own perspective. We’re not sure after reading your Summary what you think. That’s a problem.
    —Finally, the trouble with plastic is that it NEVER sequesters carbon. Planting more trees to replace the trees we cut down to make paper starts the CLEANING process again. But plastic is made from petroleum that should have stayed underground in the first place.

    I hope that you’ll consider revising these, AnonymousGirl, and that my Notes will help you rewrite all three examples.


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