Read the article“Bowling Alone: America’s Declining Social Capital” by Robert D. Putnam. You may need to read the article several times.
Make notes on the side on questions this article brings up for you.
Write a 3-5 paragraph summary and response to the article, which will include a one-paragraph summary, at least one integrated quotation,
and at least one paraphrase. Include citations by putting the page number in parentheses after the sentence where you have used the source.
This exercise should be typed and double-spaced.
For the summary, consider: What is the article’s main argument on the issue? What issue or situation is the article responding to? Why is
this issue important at this particular point in time? What supporting arguments does it make? What evidence is provided? Where does that
evidence come from?
For the response, consider: What new questions or challenges about the issue does this article bring up for you? Or, what points or
examples made in the article do you agree or disagree with? What is the basis of your agreement or disagreement?