Summary writing is primarily concerned with starting so much in very few words by remouing superfluous and expanded details.
Also, summary writing is concerned with producing a bridged versions of a given text or passage so that all the salient issues are brought out. It also involves writing down a brief and concise account of a long passage.
There are four main things students have to note in order to write a good summary. These are:
- Brevity: this demands that the student must be brief and concise in their answers. There is no room for the use of flowering language or any other additional information aside from the main points.
- Relevance: thus calls for a candidate’s answers to be relevant to the points mentioned in the passage. Students are not expected in summary writing to give any fact or point outside the passage, however relevant they think the fact or point is
- Proper courage of the passage: this demands that students must read and understand every aspect of the passage.
- Clarity: this means that students are expected to put down their answers clearly.