âEssay I Assignmentâ
Book: Philip Levy, âGeorge Washington Written Upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscapeâ
You will write a short summary description of chapters 1, 2, and 3. These each should be no longer than five sentences
and should include a quoted example that illustrates what you have written about. At the end of the paragraph, the page
number you found the quote on should be provided. A reader should be able to look at your summary and know exactly
what the main points are in the chapter.
This should be typed. You can use the form on the second page or cutandpaste
that format into your own document. Be
sure to put both your name and your TAâs name on the first page. If you need a second page, be sure to staple your pages.
DO NOT use any other sources and you can be very sure that the instructor has read all the reviews online
and off and all
the summaries available. In other words, do not risk your grade or your college career by copying someone elseâs writing
on this simple assignment.
As I mentioned in class on 2/26/2016, you should read the âIntroductionâ to Levyâs bookthat
will be a great help in
understanding what his overall subject is about, what the entire book argues, and how the chapters âfitâ into that overall
argument. [It will make writing your chapter summaries MUCH easier if you also read that Introduction!]
Example of a chapter summary with quoted evidence (from another book):
In chapter one, âThe Battle for Antarctica,â John Baker argues that the critical factor in the U.S. conquest of the Antarctic
Kingdom was the use of spy networks. He shows that the centuries of oppression of the minority group the âSnow Peopleâ
by the Antarcticans made them ready, by the time of the American invasion in 2130, to provide critical intelligence. He
explains how Snow People disguised themselves, created codes to pass information, and even sabotaged Antarctic
weapons. Baker says: âIt is clear that without the Snow Peopleâs assistance, the Americans would have failed in their
mission.â (23) The first chapter describes how local people and not just weapons were important to the American invasion.
Name: ______________________ Essay I Grading Section TA: _________________________
Chapter 1: âSomewhere This Had Beginningsâ
Chapter 2: âCompleting the Circuit of Memoryâ
Chapter 3: âThe Subterranean Young Washingtonâ