LEOLEO: Literacy Education Online

Process for Writing a Summary


Writing an effective summary requires that you


Read with the Writer's Purpose in Mind


Underline with Summarizing in Mind


Write, Revise, and Edit to Ensure the Accuracy and Correctness of Your Summary

Writing Your Summary

Revising Your Summary

Editing Your Summary


Return to the Write Place Catalogue


For questions and suggestions, please e-mail us at leolink@stcloudstate.edu.


© 1995, 1996, 1997 The Write Place
LEO: Literacy Education Online
This handout was adapted by Judith Kilborn with the author's permission from Donna Gorrell's The Purposeful Writer: A Rhetoric with Readings, 2nd ed. (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1993) for the Write Place, St. Cloud State University. It may be copied for educational purposes only. If you copy this document, please include our copyright notice and the names of the writers; if you revise it, please add your name to the list of writers.

Last update: 28 September 1997

URL: http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/summary.html