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HOW TO WRITE A SUMMARYThe goal of a summary is to restate the main ideas of another author without copying theauthor’s words.ALL summaries startwith a reference to theoriginal author.Common ways tostart summaries are the following……In her 2019 article, (author’s name:last name, first name)states that …………….In his book of 2014, (author’s name)suggests that ……..According to (author’s name) in her article of 2019 ……(Author’s name) websitemaintains that …….A summary is approximately1/4to1/3the length of the original writing.To summarize an original text, you should1.read the original text carefully2.underline the main points of the original text, leaving out supporting details,repetitions and examples3.paraphrase the underlined sentencesWrite Your First Draft
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