Sunday, January 25, 2015

How to Write a Summary

        Hello there! This time, I'm going to share about how to write the good summary. You'd better try!:D

     You will need

  • Text
  • Pen and paper
  • Analytical skill
  • Organizational skill
  • Friend hahaa
  • Who, what, why, when, where, how question (optional)


    1.  Scan the text

         Scan the text and make notes on paper. Read closely to absorb the author’s tone and central ideas, and then comb back through to clarify points.

      2.  Outline the idea
       Outline the main idea of each section in your own words. Include only meaningful details and proofs, organizing them from most to least important.

      3.  Develop your thesis
      Develop a thesis, summarizing the main points of the piece. Be sure to include the author’s name and the title of the work right away.

    4.  Arrange information
          Arrange the information to clearly support the author's points, adding details to each section. Improve the flow of ideas with transitions that connect sections.

    5.  Cite properly
           Be sure that sources are cited properly. Paraphrase and don’t use the author’s words if you can help it. Make sure you haven’t wandered off topic.

    6.  Make final corrections
       Correct your grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Dignify your work and that of your subject’s with the care good scholarship demands.

    7. Ask for criticism
          Ask a hyper-critical friend to read your work. Be receptive and not over-sensitive – if they can’t identify your main points, you need to revise.

      Just like the previous post, here are also some tips for you!

  • Avoid using your own opinions or interpretations, no matter how familiar the subject may be when developing your thesis
  • Ask who, what, why, when, where, and how questions to be sure you have represented the author’s work faithfully.

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