Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Lesson Recap: Summary Writing

Summary Writing
It is a shortened passage with essential information, in you own words.

Characteristics
Can be understood without looking at the original passage
Faithful reproduction
Brief
Unified whole

Techniques
Paraphrasing
Helps reader to understand the passage better
Gasp the central idea and the main points
Brief and to-the-point

Condensation
Synonyms
Change structure of passage
Turn complex sentences to simpler sentences
Combine the sentences

How to write a Summary
Important points
Do not lift from the passage
Use transitional words
Around three quarter of the original passage

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