Friday, September 4, 2009

Making a Summary

A summary means to present original passage in precise from. A good summary is one third of the original passage. It must contain actual facts present in original passage.

Five skills are needed to make a good summary. The first is generalising. By generalising we mean that one general word or phrase be given for long list of words. The second skill is to select main facts which are concerned with the subject of the passage. Title must be given to the passage. It would be helpful to select facts. Third skill of making a summary is to give one word substitute for several words. Fourth one is to change the passage from direct speech to indirect speech. Quotation must be given intact. Fifth is that we should avoid to give personal opinion. After observing these skills we are free to summarize the passage.


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