TED Talks Summary Assignment
What are TED Talks?
TED is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. It began in 1984 as a nonprofit
devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Choose one of the talks available at www.ted.com. Answer the questions listed below and complete the following assignment. You should pick a talk that discusses an idea, topic or experience you find highlyinteresting as you will be completing later assignments based on this talk.
Summary of the Talk.
In your summary, when you quote or paraphrase the presenter, you mustprovide a proper in-text citation using APA style, as seen in the example below. If you use adirect quotation, make sure to include quotation marks.
Example 1: During the presentation, Palmer (2013) stated that invention and pre-writing are areasof rhetoric that need more attention.
Example 2: Companies can monitor employees’ every keystroke without legal penalty, but they
may have to combat low morale as a result (Palmer, 2013).
Organize your summary in the following manner:
How to do an APA Source Citation:
(Follow this Example taken from APA Style Blog, http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/02/how-to-cite-a-ted-talk-in-apa-style.html)
Palmer, A. (2013, February). Amanda Palmer: The art of asking [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking
In-text citation: Palmer (2013) or (Palmer, 2013)
Be sure your name is included at the top or bottom of the summary.