How To Summarise

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This is a small power point presentation that I have developed from a noted handout from Study Skills tutor Jillian Johnstone. I have used it successfully with both Level 3 and level 5 students

This is a small power point presentation that I have developed from a noted handout from Study Skills tutor Jillian Johnstone. I have used it successfully with both Level 3 and level 5 students

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  • 1. How to Summarise Articles, Chapters and Webpages
  • 2. Step One
    • Read the article quickly to get an over view of what it contains.
    • At this stage do not try to take notes.
  • 3. Step Two
    • Re-read the article
    • Write down only a word or phrase that you think sums up each paragraph.
  • 4. Step Three
    • Check whether you can group any of your words or phrases together, or whether some of your words or phrases can just be crossed out.
  • 5. Step Four
    • Write your summary
    • Check for word limit
    • A summary should be no more than 10% of the length of the original writing
  • 6. Step Five
    • Edit your work to make sure it makes sense
    • Quickly check back to see that you have in fact covered the main points of the article.
  • 7. Step Six
    • Make sure you have an APA reference in your summary to the original article
  • 8.
    • PLEASE NOTE:
    • You are not expected to summarise the formal intrduction or conclusion of the material you are providing a summary of
    • With long articles (3000+ words) the skill is to summarise the main points of the whole article, not every paragraph