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Summary writing

  1. 1. How to... Summarize while reading
  2. 2. Read the text carefully and take notes(underline/write in a list) the most important and unique details mentioned in every paragraph from beginning till the end.
  3. 3. skip trivial, unnecessary and repeated information.
  4. 4. Delete redundant material. Delete redundant material. Delete redundant material. Delete redundant material. Delete redundant material. Delete redundant material. Delete redundant material.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Find suitable synonyms to replace words and rephrase sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>* Make sure you keep the word limit intact; from the beginning till the end . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Do NOT plagiarize actual sentences/words from the text.
  7. 7. Re read the passage to check that you haven’t missed out any important information given in the text
  8. 8. *Substitute super ordinate words for lists. For example: flowers for daisies, tulips, and roses.
  9. 9. Finally,create a topic sentence using the main information provided in the article that is being summarized .
  10. 10. *Make sure your summary is accurate in terms of spellings, punctuation, tenses of verbs and replaced vocabulary . *Write a concluding sentence for your summary to give it an air of finality.
  11. 11. Be sure your summary answers the following questions: <ul><li>What does the text say? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it say it? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the text mean? </li></ul><ul><li>So what? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Practice Article 1 Writing a summary <ul><li>Read the given article. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you keep in mind all of the questions addressed while reading. </li></ul>

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