Objective Summary Word of the Week
Definitions • Objective summary is . . . • a succinct, accurate description, in your own words, of a text • quick overview that uses who, what, where, when, why, and how • a shortened version of a text that highlights its key points
Objective Summary • Synonyms: • just the facts • Important details • Antonyms: • opinions • feelings • bias
Objective Summary • What does being objective mean? • If you view from an outside perspective without bias, you are being objective. • Also objectivity • What does the word summary mean? • A summary is a run down of something, a synopsis. • Also summarize, summative • So what is an objective summary? • As an outsider, you recount something according to facts, leaving out feelings.
Objective Summary Here is a You Tube link about how to write an objective summary for the plot and characters in a book: Objective Summary in Literature (3:13)
Objective Summary • To judge fairly, without bias or external influence, allows you to write an objective summary.
Objective Summary • Remember, that objective summary is . . . • using only the most important details and facts to write a recount of something • using the fairness of an outsider looking in when considering a text • avoiding personal feelings and opinions