In-Class Writing Assignment

For today’s in-class writing assignment, you will have an opportunity to summarize the article that you brought for today using only the most common ten-hundred (1,000) words.

We will discuss:

Write a 100 word summary of your selected article using only the 1,000 most common words. For the content of your summary, use Monroe’s Simple Writer linked above to draft your sentences, which you can copy and paste into your Google Doc. After you’ve completed your summary content of 100 words, add a memo header TO/FROM/DATE/SUBJECT, and an APA style citation of your article at the bottom. Post your assignment into a comment made to this blog post.

9 thoughts on “In-Class Writing Assignment

  1. Destiny Ramos

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Destiny Ramos
    DATE: May 17, 2017
    SUBJECT: Summary of 1,000 common words

    The game box made by the people that your computer starts on is fighting with the other game box people that make the stuff you watch on the picture box that has the same name on it because they have more green paper than they do. This is because the first game box doesn’t have nice games like the other game box so more people play on the other game box. The other reason why they don’t have a lot of people playing with their game box is because they don’t talk to the big people that make the games.

    Bertz, M. (2017, April/May). Microsoft’s first-party problem. Game Informer, (290), 26.

  2. Abdulla Attareb

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Abdulla Attareb
    DATE: May 17, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing Assignment, Summary using 1000 most common words

    In the piece of writing that I read it explains the three big parts in creating a small car. The three parts are what holds the car together, what controls the direction of the car, and finally what powers the car and gets it moving. Each part of the car must work together to work the right way. It is best to create the part of the car the holds everything. After that the work on what controls the direction of the car. When all that is done create what powers that car. All in that order.


    Kretzinger, R (2017, January). Creating a go kart. POWER Engineering, 121, 16-17

  3. Iliane Soriano

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Iliane Soriano
    DATE: May 17, 2016
    SUBJECT: 1,000 most common words

    I read a paper of information that talks about animals being kept in a place where people can go see them. People who fight for the rights of animals are worried. Places where animals are kept and cared for are being closed down because of questions that are being raised of how animals should live. Studies have been done and they show that places animals are kept are not safe for the animals. There are so many animals that will no longer be around at all if they continue to live in places where they should not.

    Worland, J. (2017) . Future of zoos. Time, 189(7-8), 56-61.

  4. Lauren

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Lauren Brewster
    DATE: May 17, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing Assignment, Summary Using 1000 Most Common English Words

    The country North of the States is trying to reach out to people who work with computers because the leader of the States has put fear into people with his laws that try to stop people from entering. The leader of the States promised to keep jobs in the country, but his plans have blocked visitors from certain countries where people believe in a different thing than he does. The leader of the country North of the States is happy to have these people who work with computers because he believes people from different groups will make his country better.

    Elliott, P.(2017, April).Canada welcomes tech companies that are spooked by trump.TIME, pg. 27

  5. SoJung Jang

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: SoJung Jang
    DATE: May 17, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing Assignment, Summary using 1000 most common words

    Having kids is a gift and makes most parents feel very happy, but studies show that it may be joined to a shorter life. Problems during the time of carrying a baby may put the mother in a bad state of being. Taking care of the baby at home and the heavy weight on the shoulders to make a living while doing it can cause lots of worry which can make the part of your body fighting off getting sick less strong. But parents with kids can enjoy life more and a rich life is said to be a longer one.

    Kluger, J. (2017, February 27). Kids can be stressful. do the child-free live longer?. Time, 189(7), 92.

  6. Danny Hsu (Chia Hao)

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Chia Hao Hsu
    DATE: May 17, 2017
    SUBJECT: In-Class Writing, Summary Using Only the 1,000 Most Common Words

    The piece of writing that I read from a picture book talks about a Man’s dream to spend some time living in the wild with his family and how he created a business of making a home that you can move around with a car for those that shares his same interest. If anyone is interested in spending some time out in the wild with their friends and families, they can look him up and ask him to build one of the moving homes for you.The man often drives out with his friends to break free from the buildings, the cars, and the sound of the city.

    The life. (2017, March). Popular Mechanics America’s Magazine since 1902, 194, 65-69.

  7. Esmeralda V.

    TO: Professor Ellis
    FROM: Esmeralda Vizueth
    DATE: May 15, 2017
    SUBJECT: Summary of 1,000 common words

    A computer thing that does not let a person get into their computers – and small computers – has been spreading across the country. It steals their personal information and asks for pretend computer money in order to let them enter their computers again. Many people, big companies and schools have been attacked by this thing. It has been around since 2005 and makes itself better each year. A good way to avoid this thing can be very hard since bad people hide it from Good Computer Things. However, A Good Computer Thing and saving computer information very often are some of the best ways to avoid it.

    Zetter, K. (2017, March). What Is Ransomware? A Guide to the Global Cyberattack’s Scary Method. Wired. 216, 35-37.

  8. Edwin

    TO:        Professor Ellis
    FROM:    Edwin Alexis Arriaza
    DATE:        May 18th, 2017
    SUBJECT:    Summary using 1,000 common words

    Computer systems are getting better at learning to think and understand the setting around them just like a five year old. It is known as deep learning or bottom up machine learning where you learn by looking at something and remembering what it is the next time you see it. The other way a computer system can learn is called top down machine learning. Top down needs past information to know what it is looking at.  If they put together these two ways of machine learning then computer systems may think and learn better than humans but it is hard.

    Gopnik, A. (2017, June). Making AI more human. Scientific American, 316 (6), 60-63

  9. ajahneikj

    There are 30 new trips to take in New York City. Although we live in New York many of the cities people are not up to date of the hidden places that are waiting to be found. In Brooklyn play dates at the Cats Cafe, would be a new trip to take that will bring together cat loving parents and their children while they play with cats. Also Trips to places such the Whisper seat in central park will peak the interest of children who loves the idea of sharing secrets from the different sides of a really big park.
    Walling,K.(2017,June). Brooklyn Parent. Unexpected Summer Fun,19-28

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