Reading and Summarizing

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Reading and Summarizing

  1. 1. Reading and Summarizing<br />Understanding Academic <br />Reading Material<br />
  2. 2. What Is Summarizing?<br />Summarizing is how we take larger selections of text and reduce them to their bare essentials: the gist, the key ideas, the main points that are worth noting and remembering. <br />
  3. 3. What Is Summarizing?<br />It is simply making a reading material shorter by mentioning only what is important.<br />
  4. 4. What do we Do When We Summarize?<br />We remove the extra words and examples and we only focus on the heart of the matter- only what is important. <br />
  5. 5. What do we Do When We Summarize?<br />We try to find the key words and phrases that, when uttered later, still manage to capture the gist of what we&apos;ve read.<br />
  6. 6. What do we Do When We Summarize?<br />We are trying to capture the main ideas and the importantdetails necessary for supporting them.<br />
  7. 7. Common mistakes in summarizing<br />Writing down everything<br />Writing down next to nothing<br />Writing complete sentences<br />Writing way too much<br />Not write enough<br />Copying word for word<br />
  8. 8. What should be done?<br />Pull out main ideas<br />Focus on key details<br />Use key words and phrases<br />Break down the larger ideas<br />Write only enough to convey the gist<br />Take short but complete notes<br />
  9. 9. Summarizing<br />Go with the newspaper mantra: use the key words or phrases to identify only <br />Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.<br />
  10. 10. Let us practice!<br />
  11. 11. Reading and Summarizing<br />Understanding Academic <br />Reading Material<br />

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