Steps In Summary Writing

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Steps In Summary Writing

  1. 1. STEPS IN SUMMARY WRITING
  2. 2. <ul><li>Read the passage twice. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to understand the passage - Ask yourself questions: What is the author trying to say in this paragraph? </li></ul><ul><li>Read the instructions – Find out exactly WHAT you need to summarise. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Identify the main idea: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should have identified the main idea through the process of asking questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick out the topic sentence in the paragraph. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave out the examples that support the key sentence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Leonard was utterly exhausted. He grumbled that hehad never been so tired in a long while as he trudged along slowly. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove redundant words and phrases from key sentences: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember the question will help you decide what is redundant. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remember - You are trying to tell the story so that people understand what happened. There is no need for all the creative words and imagery used by the author. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Always refer back to the question to stay on track. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-express the key points in your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-read question to ensure that you are on the right track. </li></ul><ul><li>Write your first draft. EDIT your first draft. </li></ul><ul><li>Count and shorten if need be. </li></ul><ul><li>Write your final draft and pick out any errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Count and write down total number of words. </li></ul>

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