Today in class, we talked about the qualities of an effective summary. We decided that summaries:
- are significantly shorter than the original work.
- are designed to communicate the main ideas and plot of the original work.
- emphasize clarity and breadth over style and detail.
Your homework was to write a one-page summary of the Trojan War in preparation for our study of the Odyssey.
We also took our Dracula 1 vocabulary quiz – if you missed it, please come make it up on Friday during lunch.