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How to Summarize a Current Event Article for Science AND Get an A+ AND Improve your Grades!!!!!. What is a summary?. When you summarize , you must present the main points in a clear, concise form. Details, illustrations, and examples are seldom included in a summary. How do I summarize?.

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what is a summary
What is a summary?
  • When you summarize, you must present the main points in a clear, concise form.
    • Details, illustrations, and examples are seldom included in a summary.
how do i summarize
How do I summarize?
  • First read the article for comprehension.
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How do I summarize?

Ask your self questions after your read, such as:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • When?
  • Why?
  • Where?
  • What was the effect?
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Now what?

  • Begin with a topic sentence.
    • Your topic sentence should include the main idea or main topic of the newspaper article.
  • Using the notes you took from your questions, write complete sentences to summarize the article.
    • At no time should you copy sentences word-for-word from the original article.
    • You should only have to look at the article to check for spelling of unusual or unknown words and names.
citing a newspaper source
Citing a Newspaper Source
  • Author’s last name, first name.
  • “Title of Article.”
  • Name of Newspaper.
  • Date article appeared.
  • Page Number and Section.
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Citing a Newspaper Source: Sample

Bengston, Bill. “Ladybugs Calling.” The Aiken Standard. November 14, 1999. Section 2A.

citing a magazine article
Citing a Magazine Article
  • Author’s Last Name, Author’s First name.
  • “Title of Article.”
  • Name of of Magazine.
  • Volume #, Issue #
  • Date of Publication.
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Citing a Magazine Article: Sample

Curtsinger, Bill. “Tiger Sharks.” National Geographic. November, 1999. P. 121-122.