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  1. 1. Writing a Chapter Summary<br />Chapter 1<br />
  2. 2. What is a summary?<br />A brief restatement, in your own words, of the content of a passage.<br />In your case, it will be a chapter.<br />The key is to focus on the central idea.<br />
  3. 3. Write a brief summary of the following image:<br />
  4. 4. A summary requires Interpretation<br />Write a summary of the following image:<br />
  5. 5. Guidelines for writing a summary for a longer passage:<br />Include all of the main points.<br />The main points will reflect the order and emphasis given to them by the original author.<br />It may include important examples<br />It will not include minor details<br />It will not repeat points<br />It will not contain your opinions or conclusions<br />
  6. 6. A good summary will include the following:<br />Brevity<br />Completeness <br />Objectivity<br />
  7. 7. Objectivity?<br />Prior knowledge<br />Frame of reference<br />Make a conscious, good-faith effort to be objective.<br />
  8. 8. Overview—Summarization <br />Condensed—Shorter than the Original<br />Tells all the main ideas<br />Is objective <br />
  9. 9. Purpose of a Summary<br />Help you understand what you have read<br />Summaries are useful to your readers<br />Summaries of chapters will help shape your book report<br />
  10. 10. The Reading Process<br />Summaries require you to read carefully and allow you to make accurate and coherent discussions that go beyond the summary.<br />
  11. 11. Examine the Context<br />Credentials, occupation, and publications of the author. Identify the source in which the piece originally appeared.<br />
  12. 12. Note the chapter title<br />It reveals the author’s attitude toward the subject.<br />
  13. 13. Read your Chapter<br />Find out main ideas <br />Know audience <br />Know author <br />
  14. 14. Indentify the thesis of your chapter<br />
  15. 15. Identify when the introduction ends<br />
  16. 16. Break the reading into sections<br />
  17. 17. Identify the main points<br />Identify the main idea or argument in each stage <br />What is the main idea of this stage? <br />What words or phrases demonstrate the main idea of this section?<br />
  18. 18. Write a short summary of each section<br /><ul><li>What are the main ideas of this section?
  19. 19. What words or phrases did I highlight? </li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />Where does the conclusion begin?<br />Where does it end? <br />
  20. 20. Distinguish between points, examples, and counterarguments<br />Note how authors make arguments<br />
  21. 21. Watch for transitions within and between paragraphs<br />Identify the road signs of logic<br />
  22. 22. Read actively and recursively<br />Engage in a dialogue with the author<br />
  23. 23. Guidelines for Writing Summaries<br /> JK<br />
  24. 24. Write a thesis– a one or two sentence summary<br />
  25. 25. Write the first draft of your summary<br />
  26. 26. Check your summary against the original passage<br />
  27. 27. Revise your Summary<br />