Summery from an essay

Summery from an essay – article writing cafe

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For your summary, please remember to:

Use the author’s full name while you are introducing the text that you intend to summarize
State what you believe to be author’s main point in the summary
Incorporate paraphrase and direct quotes while summarizing & reconstructing the author’s argument
Use unbiased, objective language while explaining the author’s main ideas.

While constructing a response remember to:

Put your thesis right after the summary
Do more than repeat the author’s ideas; try to build on the ideas presented in the summary; or offer an alternative perspective with your own examples/ideas
Think carefully about your essay’s organizational strategy
Use as many supporting body paragraphs as necessary to support your own thesis; don’t forget to include your own, specific examples
Be sure to balance your voice alongside the voice of the author you are summarizing