How to Write a Summary


So we summarize all the time in our daily lives You may summarize something interesting that you read in the news Or you may summarize a movie plot line for a friend Or a lesson for a classmate who has been sick and missed the class And at some point in your academic carrer, you will have to write a summary which is something that a lot of students find difficult so I thought I would give you some tips on how to write an effective successful summary alright now It’s important to remember that a summary needs to be clear to someone who has not read, seen or heard the original material Now you have to include all of the essential information that a person would need to understand without reading the original source so you have to include all of the main points Now that’s pretty much what a summary is It’s important also to remember that you shouldn’t go beyond the main points It’s important that a summary be as brief as possible So you don’t want to get too specific with details like numbers, statistics, dates, figures, that kind of thing Unless it’s absolutely necessary for the reader to understand it Remember that a summary needs to be concise, brief, you don’t want to be too descriptive, alright So a good summary should follow and maintain good paragraph structure So you want a topic sentence, and supporting sentences and a concluding sentence Now it’s important for the topic sentence of a summary to indentify itself as a summary So you should include the title or the author or the speaker of the original material in your topic sentence And in the supporting sentences are the main points And it’s important to try to follow the same order that the information is presented in the original material Again, if possible, there are times perhaps if you’re summarizing a story Where the original story is not in chronological order, and it may make it easier for the reader to understand it if you change the order But in general, you want to keep the same order Now also, in a summary, you should be paraphrasing, you should no be using direct quotes from the orignal material and you should not be copying and pasting sentences right from the original You should be using your own words And last, it’s important for a good summary to be objective, meaning you should not include your opinion in a summary, remember that you’re just reporting information from someone else’s piece of writing or lecture So if you follow these tips, you’ll be that much more likely to write a successful summary So if you want practise with summaries, follow the link at the end of this video

100 Replies to “How to Write a Summary

  1. what type of BS is this. Has anyone clicked on the exercise link. Exercise: http://smrtvideolessons.com/2013/06/2...
    bad link lads.

  2. Thanks now if you’ll excuse me I need to summarize a grown ass man threatening probably an 11 year old FOR LOSING A GAME IN FUCKING FORTNITE

  3. I'm researching historical events such as the Crusades into the 21st century and I want to write a book about these events how they really happened because alot of the facts were banned from the history books I am looking for advice to first summarize these events

  4. Smrt means death in my country, and because I am sucicidal I take that as a symbol (y) ! thank you ! fuck summary, let's die right now

  5. What should i write at the beginning of a summary does it have a title or is there something specific i need to write and is there an opening paragraph or is it immediately getting into the point ?

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  7. i am sad. the world are about to end me. but no matter how they rip me apart. trampled on my heart. i will always love my big butt.

  8. Shaun, I am so in love with you. You are kind of my kind of nerd. I greatly prefer closet nerds like Luke Kuech and IT nerds like my Bunny, but you have such a soothing way of speaking and are absolutely adorable. So adorable, in fact, that I would like to offer you head for putting up this video which has saved my sanity. Call me up sometime, Love!

  9. Waiiiit i think my teacher watched this video cause when he discussed it it’s oddly similar to this. Everything is similar and he discussed it just the way this teacher did lol

  10. – Topic sentence (Start your summary with a clear identification of the type of work, title, author, and main point.)
    – Supporting sentences (In the same order if possible, paraphrase, no direct quotes or opinions)
    – Concluding sentences (No opinions)

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