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How to summarize

  1. 1. HOW TO SUMMARIZE University of the Sacred HeartCenter for Language Development Across the Disciplines LAD
  2. 2. Objectives Identify main idea Understand key terms Outline information Summarize in your own words Avoid plagiarism
  3. 3. Six Steps for Summarizing Read • Identify the main point Re-read • Circle key terms • Divide article into sections • Write the main idea Make an outline • Summarize each section • Follow original sequence of ideas Write a rough draft Edit Compare
  4. 4. What to include in the rough draft  Introduction  Main idea  Body  Author’skey words  Important ideas and data  Conclusion  Avoid adding new data  Do not use your own ideas
  5. 5. How to Avoid PlagriarisimWhat is plagiarism? You should… Unauthorized use or  State all references close imitation of the used language and thoughts  Avoid using quotes of another author as  Cite correctly one’s original work.  APA Style
  6. 6. Remember When writing a summary…  State the main point first  Explain each section  Never use your ideas  Finish with the author’s conclusion  Avoid plagiarism
  7. 7. References [Standing Books]. (n.d.) [Photograph]. Retrieved on January 25, 2012 from http://zerocars.blogspot.com/2009_03_25_archive.html [Checklist]. (n.d.) [Photograph] Retieved on January 25, 2012 from http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/european-and-language- services/apply/application-checklist.cfm [Sharpened Pencils] (n.d.) [Photograph]. Retrieved on January 23, 2012 from http://lovell.com/copywriting/eight-common-errors-in-writing/
  8. 8. Prepared by P. FuertesRevised by LAD professors in May 2012.

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