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Unformatted text preview: Summaries • Specific examples • No minor details • No repeating points for emphasis • No opinions of conclusions of your own • Three central qualities: brief, complete, objective • Select some important aspects and leave out the others • Interpretation- prior knowledge of subject • Unbias Reading a Summary • Examine the context • Note the title and subtitle • Identify the main point • Identify the subordinate points • Divide paragraph into specific parts • Watch for transitions • Read actively and recursively Writing a Summary • Read carefully • One sentence summaries • Write thesis • First draft, check with original, revise • Write a two stage summary for each thought • Combine thesis sentence, section summaries, and carefully chosen details Summarizing Personal Essays and Narratives • Will not be a narrative—a synopsis • Name and describe the principal characters, main actions and events. Identify the narrator and Name and describe the principal characters, main actions and events....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 1230 taught by Professor Hadorn during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Platteville.
- Spring '08