are an excellent way to convey an article's content and significance
to your audience (which has not read the article). The
art of the handout, however, is difficult to master.
a minimum, a handout should include the following:
your name, the name of the course, and the date;
a bibliographic citation of the article;
a summary of the article's main points in bulleted form.
may be tempted to include a fuller handout, perhaps even to
give your audience a copy of your notes. I do not recommend
this your listeners may be tempted to read the handout
and tune you out.
suggest that you instead make two handouts: one for
you that is full and detailed, from which you can make your
presentation; and one for your audience, a condensed
and reconfigured version of your handout, which conveys the
main points of your article.
that if your article incorporates texts that we have not read
in this class, it will be useful to supply excerpts so that
your audience will be on the same page.