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English Language - Summary Writing


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These slides are used to explain the idea of summary writing. Students are expected to go through the 4 stages of summary writing and from there, write their summary based on the new O Level English Language syllabus based on their own words.

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English Language - Summary Writing

  1. 1. What is it?
  2. 2. What does it need me to do?
  3. 3. What is a summary question? Identify the main points from a specific section of the passage Phrase the main points in our own words [Semester 2] Keep our answer to the word limit
  4. 4. 1. Read the summary question carefully 2. Mark off the area of passage to be summarised 3. Combine the content points to write a coherent paragraph in complete sentences 4. Edit
  5. 5. Read the summary question carefully.
  6. 6. Where is the area of passage to be summarised? What do you need to summarise? How many parts are there to answer? What is the word limit? 1 2 3 4
  7. 7. What is the purpose of summary? Whose point of view do you write the summary in? First or third person? Does the number of opening words include or exclude the summary?
  8. 8. Description Cause and Effect Comparison Sequence of Events Persuasive Arguments Chronologically Mix of 2 or more Others What is the purpose of summary?
  9. 9. Do I write in first or third person? First Third
  10. 10. Does the number of opening words include or exclude the summary?
  11. 11. Mark off the area of the passage for summary
  12. 12. Find relevant points for the question Highlight the relevant points Number them
  13. 13. points
  14. 14. Sentences which highlight the points which have been or will be made in the paragraph. Found usually at the start or at the end of the paragraph.
  15. 15. Connectors Synonyms or synonymous phrases Sentence Structure
  16. 16. Combine the content points to write a coherent summary in complete sentences.
  17. 17. Arrange your points in a logical order according to purpose. Use a variety of sentence structure Write your summary in a paragraph only
  18. 18. Edit
  19. 19. minutes
  20. 20. Count and write down the number of words written for summary. If your summary is too long, delete unnecessary words Excess words will not be marked
  21. 21. Spelling Punctuation Tenses Sentence Structure
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