Sec3 english language_comprehension_the summary question_partii

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This is part II of the lecture on summary writing. In this set of slides, students will be introduced to additional tips on how to get the most out of their answers.

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Sec3 english language_comprehension_the summary question_partii

  1. 1. Part II:Practice, Practice and some pointers
  2. 2. Re-cap  What are the four steps to carry out summary writing?  Step 1: Read the question…apply the qn template:  Intro., Basic Instr., Restrictions, Length, Start  Step 2: Re-read passage and mark out relevant bits from the passage  Step 3: Make brief notes in your own words  Step 4: Write-up your notes in complete sentences
  3. 3. Review areas for improvement  Based on your feedback and the short assessment we did…here’s what we have learnt:  Always check back to the Topic…when selecting pts.  Re-phrase or paraphrase…but choose shorter expressions  Turn clauses or phrases into words…e.g.”…the art of being specific” can be replaced by: “specificity”
  4. 4. Some tips (your own words)  Successful summary writing is based on the ability to use your own words. Here are some tips:  Read the line, sentence, etc. again and try out different words with the same meaning (synonyms)…  Replace the words found in the passage with your own synonyms
  5. 5. Some tips (re-phrasing)  Apart from using your own words, summary writing tests how economical you are in the use of English. Here are some tips:  Re-phrase: remove additional adjectives and clauses from your expression…let the main point be clearly expressed.  Be succinct (to the point)…reduce and rephrase but still keep meaning of main point
  6. 6. In Class Practice  Let’s try out the summary question in Exercise 1…(total time: 35 mins)  Remember the qn. template (or just the key headings)  Remember the steps (4 steps)  Remember to replace and rephrase  Begin reading for meaning and searching for main points
  7. 7. Model Answer  Lets review the model answer…  Jot down the areas where you had missed out points  A copy of the model answer given to you.
  8. 8. Key points…take-a-ways  Recall the following:  Steps to summary writing:  Use your own words: Replace  Use your own expression: Re-phrase  Check for spelling and grammar…don’t forget the small stuff

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