Reading Log 1: Assignment Instructions
Document types: A reading response and a précis.
Document lengths: 150–200 words each (reading response), 100 words each (précis)
writing your response
Reading Log One should focus on one of the reading selections from Module 2 on the opioid epidemic. Your Reading Log entry should include two elements: a response and a précis.
In the top portion of each entry, provide a response to the article you examine. Each response should include the following features.
Title. Title your entry. Refer to the article by name in the title.
Author’s name. Beneath the title, indicate the author’s name—or the authors’ names.
Response. What did you learn from the reading selections? How can you apply what you have learned? What value might this have in your profession?
writing your précis
In the bottom portion of each entry, provide a précis of the article you examine. Each précis should include the following features.
Citation. Provide a complete bibliography citation of the resource. Use APA format. For help with APA format, see the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
Keywords/key-phrases. Identify 4 to 6 key words or key phrases that frame the resource.
Describe the focus, purpose, and content of the resource. Identify the focus and purpose of the selection, including the core content presented in it.
hints and tips
Take the time to study the article to which you respond. Read the article at least twice before you attempt to write a précis of it. Multiple reads of the article will build expertise with and respect for the author’s messages. Recommended tool: Microsoft Word
Submit your reading logs as .pdf files using the “Assignments” tool in Canvas. Submit each reading log on the due date indicated in the calendar.
*This was adapted from an assignment created by Dr. Bill Williamson.