Tips for Summarizing Your Article

Article Summary Tips

  1. Just Facts!   Only include facts from your article, no other sources.
  2. Article Title = Article Main Idea
  3. Print out your article.  Underline the subpoints.

Writing Your Summary

  1. Use your OWN words, do not use phrases and sentences from the article.
  2. 1st sentence of the summary is the main idea.
  3. The rest of the summary includes 3 to 5 subpoints (the ones you underlined).