Writing a Summary Composition I—J. Santoy
Introduction  <ul><li>What is a summary? </li></ul><ul><li>What will I learn? </li></ul><ul><li>How will this help me? </l...
Agenda <ul><li>What is the process? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I write one? </li></ul>
Overview—Summarization  <ul><li>Condensed—Shorter than the Original </li></ul><ul><li>Tells all the main ideas </li></ul><...
Vocabulary <ul><li>Annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Stages of thought </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </...
Process—Step 1--Read <ul><li>Find out main ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Know audience </li></ul><ul><li>Know author </li></ul>
Process—Step 2—Annotate  <ul><li>Identify main ideas in text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline/Highlight/Circle </li></ul></...
Process—Step 3— Stages of Thought  <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where does introduction end? </li></ul></ul>...
Process—Step 4—Label Stages <ul><li>Identify the main idea or argument in each stage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the mai...
Process—Step 5—Section   Summary   <ul><li>Write a short summary of each section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the main i...
Process—Step 6—Thesis <ul><li>Identify  the thesis of essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the author’s main ideas or argum...
Process—Step 7—Drafting  <ul><li>Use notes to draft your summary. </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth in next lesson. </li></ul>
Lesson Review <ul><li>Definition of summary </li></ul><ul><li>Process of understanding a text </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking u...
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  1. 1. Writing a Summary Composition I—J. Santoy
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is a summary? </li></ul><ul><li>What will I learn? </li></ul><ul><li>How will this help me? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>What is the process? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I write one? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview—Summarization <ul><li>Condensed—Shorter than the Original </li></ul><ul><li>Tells all the main ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Is objective </li></ul><ul><li>Tells title of article </li></ul><ul><li>Tells title of essay </li></ul>Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text
  5. 5. Vocabulary <ul><li>Annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Stages of thought </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul>
  6. 6. Process—Step 1--Read <ul><li>Find out main ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Know audience </li></ul><ul><li>Know author </li></ul>
  7. 7. Process—Step 2—Annotate <ul><li>Identify main ideas in text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline/Highlight/Circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Words/Phrases/Sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify unfamiliar words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underline/Circle and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define words; write definition in the margin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write notes on the side </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions/Summary/key ideas/Comment/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agree/Disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify Quotable phrases or sentences </li></ul>
  8. 8. Process—Step 3— Stages of Thought <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where does introduction end? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where does author discuss new idea/ where does he make another point? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where does conclusion begin? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where does he restate/summarize/give recommendations/ etc? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Process—Step 4—Label Stages <ul><li>Identify the main idea or argument in each stage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the main idea of this stage? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What words or phrases demonstrate the main idea of this section? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Process—Step 5—Section Summary <ul><li>Write a short summary of each section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the main ideas of this section? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What words or phrases did I highlight? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I incorporate my label into a sentence describing what this section is about? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 1-3 sentences depending on size of the section/stage </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Process—Step 6—Thesis <ul><li>Identify the thesis of essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the author’s main ideas or argument? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thesis—Subject and Opinion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the subject of the essay? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the author’s opinion about this subject? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Process—Step 7—Drafting <ul><li>Use notes to draft your summary. </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth in next lesson. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lesson Review <ul><li>Definition of summary </li></ul><ul><li>Process of understanding a text </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking up text into manageable chunks which can be summarized </li></ul><ul><li>Identify thesis or main idea of essay </li></ul>

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