What does it mean to summarize?
Summarizing is a skill that allows you to take a large piece of text and condense it into a smaller, more manageable piece. It helps you to quickly and accurately understand the main points of a text. Learning to summarize can help you to better understand and remember what you read.
Summarizing: A Summary
Why is summarizing an important skill to have in both academic and real-life situations?
What should be included in a summary?
Summaries should only include information from the passage Summaries should only include the most important information/main idea
What should not be included in a summary?
Summaries should not include your opinion Summaries are not directly copied from the passage
Using the should/should nots from the previous slides, write a summary of the movie "Finding Nemo"
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Write a summary of "The Second Sudanese Civil War Explained"
What is summarizing?
- Providing an overview of the main points in a text
- Analyzing the language used in a text
- Identifying the author's tone in a text
What are some effective summarizing techniques?
- Identifying key ideas and details, using your own words, and focusing on important information
- Copying and pasting entire paragraphs from the original text into your summary
- Paraphrasing each sentence word-for-word
Why is it important to summarize?
- To better understand what you're reading or hearing
- To make yourself sound smarter when talking to others
- To avoid having to read or listen carefully
What should you include in a summary?
- The most important ideas and details from the original text
- Your own opinions about the topic discussed in the original text
- Extra information that was not discussed in the original text
How can summarizing help improve reading comprehension?
- By helping you identify key ideas and details more easily
- By allowing you to see how different parts of a larger work fit together
- Both A and B.