Actvitity 4 Instructions for How to Write a Summary (part 3) - English 163 Techniques of Reading - English Learning Center

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Instructions for Activity 4:

How To Write A Summary

Now having read the first nine paragraphs, read the following, ONE-SENTENCE SUMMARIES OF THE MAJOR SUPPORTING IDEAS.

Statement of Purpose and One-Sentence Summaries

Statement of the Author's Purpose:

Eric Berne is trying to show the reader how and why a person's body type may indicate a good deal about the person's personality characteristics.

One-Sentence Summaries of the Major Supporting Ideas:
Paragraph 1:
The human embryo has three layers: (1) inside layer (stomach, lungs); (2) middle layer (bones, muscles, blood vessels); and (3) outside (3) layer (brain, nervous system).
Paragraph 2:
Most humans have an equal share of each layer, but in some people one layer grows more than the other.
Paragraph 3:
Some people are digestion-bodies and look thick; some are muscle-bodied and look wide; and some are brain-bodied and look long or slender.
Paragraph 4:
Medical men use Greek words to describe the three body types: (1) endomorph, coming from the inside layer of the egg or embryo; (2) mesomorph, from the middle layer; and (3) ectomorph, from the outside layer.
Paragraph 5:
The viscerotonic endomorph is usually belly-minded; the somatotonic mesomorph is usually muscle minded; and the cerebrotonic ectomorph is usually brain minded.
Paragraph 6:
(No major supporting details.) This is a transitional paragraph.
Paragraph 7:
The viscerotonic endomorph has a thick, round soft body with a big belly, thick neck, and big thighs.
Paragraph 8:
He likes people, banquets, baths and sleep and is exemplified by the thickset, cigar-smoking politician.
Paragraph 9:
He likes to take in food, affection and approval.

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