Summary writing is the process of condensing a longer text into a shorter, more concise form, while still conveying the main points and key ideas of the original text. Summaries are typically written in the writer’s own words, and they should be shorter and more concise than the original text.
The purpose of summary writing is to provide a condensed version of a text that captures the essence of the original, while still being shorter and more easily understandable. Summary writing can serve a variety of purposes, such as:
- Helping you understand and remember what you have read: By summarizing a text, you can condense the main ideas and key points into a more easily digestible form, making it easier to understand and remember.
- Communicating key ideas to others: Summaries can be useful for sharing the main points of a text with others who may not have the time or inclination to read the full text.
- Saving time: By not having to read long texts in full, summaries can save you time and allow you to quickly and efficiently get the main points of a text.