Rendering Guide and Cliches

Rendering / Abstracting / Summarizing Guideline

Structure

 

Clichés

 

1. The headline

 

The article is headlined / The headline of the article is / The article goes under the headline...

The article under the headline... has the subhead...

The title of the article is... / The article is entitled...

 

2. Place of origin and time of publication

 

The article is (was) printed / published in...

The article is from а newspaper under the nameplate..

The publication date of the article is....

The article is dated the first of October 2014 / is printed on the first of October, 2014.

 

3. Author

 

The article is written by…/  The author of the article is...

The article is written by а group of authors. They are…

 

4. Topic / theme

 

The article is devoted to... /  deals with the topic of / touches upon the topic of...

The article addresses /  raises/ brings up the problem of…

The article describes the situation in…

The article informs the readers about… / comments on…

 

5. Main idea

 

The main idea of the article is…

The aim of the article / author is to provide the reader with some information about... /  to provide the reader with some material / data on.../ to compare something..

 

6. Summary

 

A short retelling of the article + important names, facts, figures + elements: interviews, dialogues, pictures, reviews, references, quotations, figures, diagrams etc.

 

7. Your analysis

The first paragraph is the lead, it attracts our attention with the help of….

The second / third / etc paragraph develops the topics / makes the episode a part of a bigger picture / sets a new focus on the problem / puts the local event into a nation-wide context / illustrates the idea / expresses the alternative opinion / brings a similar case to light / is a quote from an expert who disagrees / gives more detail about the event / appeals to the reader’s emotion / calls upon us to do smth / gives an optimistic conclusion / enumerates the likely consequences / gives the reader several clues to the possible solutions, etc.

The author uses expressive / emotionally marked / derogative / pejorative vocabulary

The event in the text is represented as dynamic / static, controlled / uncontrollable

 

 

8. Your opinion on the article

 

The article deals with the burning problems in politics, economics, education, marriage, etc.

The article is marked with pessimism/optimism.

The author's attention is focused on…

The author is evidently biased against multinational companies / people of color etc.

I find the author’s argument weak / biased / well-based / reliable / fresh / out-of-dated etc.

The author’s perspective looks authoritative / liberal / socialist / limited / persuasive to me

Much attention is given to…

Some factors are omitted (neglected) …

 

 

 

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