How Should I Summarize?  

Summarizing is a simple way to convey precise, easy-to-read information. 

Follow these steps to summarize an article

Read the Article Thoroughly

First, read the entire article. You can skim and scan. Even if you wrote it, reread it. You must read it carefully to identify the most important parts.

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Focus on the most important points

Find the most important passages and reflect on their meaning. Underline relevant phrases, sentences, and passages.

Filter Out All the Key Points

Have you highlighted everything? Now, extract each part’s key points and list them all.

Create a Brief Description

After filtering out all the key points, describe them briefly. Your summary must be logical, consistent, and grammatically correct. Use “transition markers” or “linking words” when describing key points.

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