Writing Summaries (Descriptive and Evaluative)

Writing Summaries (Descriptive & Evaluative)
Ho’omana Nathan Horton and Paul Sims


1. Introduction
2. Reading and understanding texts

2.1. Reading the text and getting started

2.2. Strategies for successful reading
3. The purpose of summaries
4. Types of summary

4.1. When are these used?

4.2. Connecting audience and purpose
5. The moves of writing summaries

5.1. Organization

5.2. Including detail

5.3. Language moves
6. Avoiding plagiarism when writing summaries

6.1. When could plagiarism occur in a summary?

6.2. When do we need to cite in a summary?
7. Exercises and resources


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University Academic Writing for International Students: A Usage-based Approach Copyright © 2020 by Carol Lynn Moder; Alys Avalos-Rivera; Ho'omana Nathan Horton; Miriam Kinfe; Paul Sims; Seth French; and Yelin Zhao is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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