A summary is a brief account that contains the main points of something. Some examples that you hear or see almost everyday are news reports given on the radio ot TV. Students often have to write summaries of books they have read. Writing a summary lets you, or your teacher, know how much you understood of what you read or saw. Summaries are a great way to remember what has happened.
When you write a summary, you first look
for the most important ideas.
Then, you then put all the main ideas together, in a logical order.
We have lots of samples of summaries in
our Book Reviews section!