Assignment 6.1: Reading and summarizing a longer text 

Purpose of the assignment

You will practice reading and summarizing a longer text.

Subject matter

  • Section 6.1

Tasks

In 2001, Carel Jansen and Michaël Steehouder wrote an article on their research into Dutch government forms. You will find the article here: www.communicate.amsterdam/Jansen_Steehouder_(2001).pdf

  • Make a short text schema of this article.
  • Based on this short text schema, write an indirect, indicative short summary of the article.
  • Make a detailed text schema of section 2. Perspectives on forms.
  • Based on this detailed text schema, write an indirect, indicative summary of this section.
  • Based on the same detailed text schema, write a direct, informative summary of this section.
  • Make a detailed text schema of section 3. Form-completion problems.
  • Based on the same detailed text schema, write a direct, informative summary of this section.