Summarizing

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Summarizing by Mind Map: Summarizing

1. What is summarizing?

1.1. is telling the important events or ideas in a story in your own words

1.2. is telling the important events or ideas in a story in your own words

2. 3 keys of summarizing

2.1. provide overview and topic staement

2.2. include key details

2.3. leave out unimportant details

3. 4 Tips for writing a good summary

3.1. 1. Find the main idea

3.2. 2. Keep it brief

3.3. 3. Write without judment

3.4. 4. Make sure it flows

4. How is summarizing important?

4.1. make people easy to understand the main story

5. What is a good summary?

5.1. 1.condenses (shortens) the original text

5.2. 2.includes only the most important information

5.3. 3.includes what is in the passage

5.4. 4.written in the summary by your own words

5.5. 5.well written

6. How to use summarizing?

6.1. 1.Select a short passage

6.2. 2.Read the passage carefully to fully understand it.

6.3. 3.Take notes about the main idea and supporting points you think you should include in your summary.

6.4. 4.Using only your notes, explain the original author’s main ideas to someone else.

6.5. 5.Reread the original source.

6.6. 6.Add in-text citation and check the required formatting style.