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What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

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What is a summary?

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1. When creating summaries, it's important to _____.

2. Summaries are used in _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A summary is a condensed version of an original text, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of summaries. You'll be assessed on the format and use of summaries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Define summary
  • How to write a summary
  • What to include and leave out of summaries

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding summaries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about summaries

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the length of a summary
  • Understand the purpose of a summary
  • Study an example of summary
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