Writing a good summary demonstrates that you understand the meaning of a text (or what you are summarising) and you can then communicate in your own words what is important in this material.
There are different ways to develop a summary. They depends on your aim, the type of content you want to summarise and your audience. However, in all cases you should take into consideration two activities:
- READING the text, and
- WRITING the summary.
Reading and writing cannot be separated from each other, when you want to summarise a written material. In-depth, reflective reading will help you to realise quality writing works for your scholar assignments or for other purposes.