Thug summaries

26 Jan

Narrative summaries provide a useful overview for students, helping them to understand key issues and chains of causation in texts.  However, it is often difficult to find engaging summaries.

Today I stumbled upon Thug Notes, which offers concise texts summaries gangsta style.  While I am not really a fan of the gratuitous profanities that accompany some of these summaries, I do appreciate the ways in which Thug Notes manages to distill key textual issues in relatively easy to follow ways.

In particular, I would give students the option of viewing the summary of component of the Thug Notes version of Animal Farm.  The straight talking coupled with the visuals render the general narrative arc relatively easy to follow.


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