Before beginning the assignment, read the article, using the strategic approach, underline/highlight/jot notes in the margin.
Then without looking at the source, write a one-paragraph summary of the article stating only what the article says, not any of your reactions or comments about it. The goal of summary is to distill and synthesize study details and results or the argument made, including main claims.
Then record your notes, following the suggestions on the assignment. Be sure to number each note–and include page numbers from the article so you can find references easily. Don’t include your response in this section.
Then respond to most of your notes, referring to each by number. Again, refer to the assignment for suggestions.