Effective Summaries of a Paragraph or Passage

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How long should a written summary be?

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1. When should you use quotes in a summary?

2. An important part of writing a summary is reminding the reader the ideas are not yours by using:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about crafting an effective paragraph or passage summary with this worksheet and quiz. Interactive questions will cover the length of a written summary and using quotes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test how much you know about:

  • Making the reader aware of words you use that aren't yours
  • Sharing your own opinion in a written summary
  • An important rule to consider when summarizing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on effective paragraph or passage summaries
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of quotes in your summary
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the things to consider when you're writing a summary

Additional Learning

Explore the correct way to write about various texts with the lesson called Effective Summaries of a Paragraph or Passage. These topics will be covered:

  • What a summary is
  • Reading the source material and determining the key points
  • Writing a first draft of your summary
  • Tips for making sure your summary is credible and supported with facts
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