CUNY ENG112 Discussion - Summarizing and Paraphrasing Latest 2021 January
ENG112 English Composition II: Writing and Rhetoric
Discussion - Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Pick one of the opinions from “The Pros and Cons of Gentrification?” and summarize the section by paraphrasing the ideas into your own words. You may want to focus on the main claim and reasons. Hit reply to post.
Here is a sample:
According to Christopher Shea in The New York Times' "The Pros and Cons of Gentrification," a good school makes the neighborhood. As the president and chief executive of East Baltimore Development, Shea states that one way to prevent displacement that comes as a result from the gentrification process in a given neighborhood is to give the long-time residents incentive to stay through quality public school education. He adds that investing in the future of those family’s children becomes an undeniable living proof of the neighborhood’s interest in its families long-term. Shea notes that providing the neighborhood with good public education not only reduces the risk of displacement but catches the attention of new generations of working families. As a result, available vacancies in neighborhoods are filled and the desolation that often results from gentrified communities can be halted. Their desire to belong to a place where they can ensure their children’s futures just as well as their own is what would drive them there, if given the confidence to do so through appropriate and convenient neighborhood services that ultimately fulfill their most basic needs. Shea believes that the success of any neighborhood in any American city relies on their ability to provide a safe haven for the working class, by aiding and encouraging them to grow and flourish. As Shea expresses, “American cities will live or die by their ability to keep and support them [the working class]”.