Tuesday, 22 April 2014

SUMMARY WRITING 1- AN INTRODUCTION

Analyze the diagram below and write one sentence that states
what the diagram explains about summary writing.


     When you are writing a summary you should filter a number of details so that your summary only includes the relevant details and  main ideas.

Watch the video below and define the following:
¢What is a summary?
¢When do we use summaries?



What is a summary?

summary is condensed version of a larger reading.  
A summary is not a rewrite of the original piece and 
does not have to be long nor should it be long.  To write 
a summary, use your own words to express briefly  the 
main idea and relevant details of the piece you have 
read.  

The following video shares the aims of a summary. 
Watch the video and list the important steps that you 
need to consider when writing a summary.





Below we sum up the features of a summary based 
on the video:
¢Start your summary with a clear identification of the type of work, title, author, and main point in the present tense.
¢2.Check with your outline and your original to make sure you have covered the important points.
¢3.Never put any of your own ideas, opinions, or interpretations into the summary. This means you have to be very careful of your word choice.

Our final video tells the things you need to avoid 
when writing your summary.
List the things that the video identifies that you 
should avoid.





Practice Question 1

Summarize the passage below in no more than 50 words.

There is a fourth dimension to any garden that may often be overlooked. This is the dimension of fragrance, and although its appreciation is not new, it seems to have been cast aside to make room for texture, form and color. Fragrance is subjective, and opinions of it diverse, but it is unquestionable that the garden planted with scented flowers offers the added bonus of fragrance in addition to form and color. It has been said that smell is the sense that is most memorable and that none of the other senses is more subtle in its suggestions or more reminiscent of a certain time.
The purpose of a flower's fragrance is thought to be that of an attractant to nectar-feeding insects. Not all perfumes are found in the flowers, however. Scents may also be found in roots, bark, gum or oils, leaves, stalks and sometimes in the seeds.
Generally, fragrant flowers are lightly colored or white.  Although brilliantly colored flowers are not usually fragrant, there are exceptions. Flowers that are thick in texture, such as citrus, magnolia and gardenia, are often the most distinctive and intense in scent.

Check back tomorrow for the answer to this summary.

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