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English language learners: This is a thirteen-slide presentation to help you better understand and write a brief summary, so you can become a stronger reader and writer. (Created by Rita Zuba Prokopetz / G&R Languages – October, 2013).

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  1. 1. Topic: Summary - Open Educational Resources (OER) Audience: English language learners Published by: G&R Languages – October, 2013 Summary Uhmm … Definition Process Purpose Images courtesy of ClipArt Photos courtesy of ClipArt and RZP 1
  2. 2. Summary • What is it? • How do we learn about it? • Why is it important? 2
  3. 3. Summary What is it? • Opinion? • Facts? • Analysis? 3
  4. 4. Summary It is NOT • Opinion It is NOT • Analysis 4
  5. 5. Summary Opinion: viewpoint not necessarily based on fact or knowledge Analysis: detailed examination of parts as a basis for discussion Summary: brief account of the main points https://www.google.ca/search?q=opinion+definition&oq=opinion+defi&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2.3763j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF8 https://www.google.ca/search?q=analysis+definition&oq=analysis+definit&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l2.3739j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=U TF-8 https://www.google.ca/search?q=summary+definition&oq=summary+de&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.5643j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF8 5
  6. 6. Summary Aha! Definition • Process of writing an accurate, objective sample of what the article says http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/summaryterm.htm 6
  7. 7. Summary Process • Skim and scan • Highlight • Organize • Connect Figur e out! 7
  8. 8. Summary How to summarize Process • Skim the text • Highlight key points • Organize statements • Connect all parts Highlight Organize Connect 8
  9. 9. Connecting the parts Summary Connecting parts • Based on the text, … • According to the author, … • The writer states that … • The author concludes it by stating that … Review: .Focus on .Describe .Report .Mention 9
  10. 10. Figur e out! Summary What I have just read (E.g. key points based on the text of the Program Outline) What I think (how I interpreted the text) “Program designed to support EAL students in Canadian society” (p.1) (this will be part of your analysis of the text) Paraphrase (based on the quote): The Program Outline for the current semester states that this program aims to support English language learners in their life in Canada. 10
  11. 11. Summary Purpose • key points • main parts • concise account of text • Connect ideas 11
  12. 12. Summary Connecting ideas • The writer: argues that, points out, highlights, etc. • The text: deals with …, addresses the issue of …., etc. • The observers: claim that, argue that, share their sentiments about… Ideas based on handouts from colleagues – authors unknown 12
  13. 13. Topic: Summary - Open Educational Resources (OER) Audience: English language learners Published by: G&R Languages – October, 2013 Summary Make connections Learn to read Read to learn References used: TheLecturette.Com: Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Synthesizing -SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/deianeira5/summarizing-6078259 Emily Kissner: Making Inferences, Making Meaning -SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/pietvanderlaan/summarizing-paraphrasing-synthesizing-15426808 Images courtesy of ClipArt Photos courtesy of ClipArt and RZP 13

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