How To Summarise

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Published on June 12, 2008

Author: debstewart

Source: slideshare.net

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This is a small power point presentation that I have developed from a noted handout from Study Skills tutor Jillian Johnstone. I have used it successfully with both Level 3 and level 5 students

How to Summarise Articles, Chapters and Webpages

Step One Read the article quickly to get an over view of what it contains. At this stage do not try to take notes.

Read the article quickly to get an over view of what it contains.

At this stage do not try to take notes.

Step Two Re-read the article Write down only a word or phrase that you think sums up each paragraph.

Re-read the article

Write down only a word or phrase that you think sums up each paragraph.

Step Three Check whether you can group any of your words or phrases together, or whether some of your words or phrases can just be crossed out.

Check whether you can group any of your words or phrases together, or whether some of your words or phrases can just be crossed out.

Step Four Write your summary Check for word limit A summary should be no more than 10% of the length of the original writing

Write your summary

Check for word limit

A summary should be no more than 10% of the length of the original writing

Step Five Edit your work to make sure it makes sense Quickly check back to see that you have in fact covered the main points of the article.

Edit your work to make sure it makes sense

Quickly check back to see that you have in fact covered the main points of the article.

Step Six Make sure you have an APA reference in your summary to the original article

Make sure you have an APA reference in your summary to the original article

PLEASE NOTE: You are not expected to summarise the formal intrduction or conclusion of the material you are providing a summary of With long articles (3000+ words) the skill is to summarise the main points of the whole article, not every paragraph

PLEASE NOTE:

You are not expected to summarise the formal intrduction or conclusion of the material you are providing a summary of

With long articles (3000+ words) the skill is to summarise the main points of the whole article, not every paragraph

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