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Summary a) Introduction The (article) "(title)" was written by (auther) and published (online) in (source) on (date ). It deals with - type of text, title . b) Main part - In the first • In the next section the •The next paragraphs provide more The author supports his/her views with strong / valid arguments... - use - c) Ending ↑ The author's line of argument starts off with... culminates in • ( = Zusammenfassung, Inhaltsangabe Summarize important information you can the text into - Summarize . . ) auther, published where paragraph the own words no short forms auther presents... reader's attention is drawn to... details on / examples of... devide own words, use use present tense + when, topic sections main massage gives the most relevant facts and the overall meaning of a text no own opinion is about 200 words long. , depending on the length of the text no direct speech or quotations tense factual present and Writing a Summary A summary or an abstract (Zusammenfassung, Inhaltsangabe) is common in all forms of writing and is aimed at highlighting the major points of a piece of writing and outlining the most im- portant facts. Furthermore, it helps you to obtain a better orientation and understanding of the structure and contents of a text which you need for additional analysis and evaluation. General aspects A summary ... gives the most relevant facts and the overall meaning of a text, must not contain your own thoughts and opinions, begins with an introductory sentence, is about 150-200 words...

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long, depending on the length of the text that is to be summed up, must not contain direct speech or quotations, should be factual, leaves out irrelevant details, should usually be written in the present tense, should present the events in chronological order (→ no suspense), closes with a sentence that sums up the main message of the text and its intention, prepares the analysis part of your composition - it must not analyse the text but strictly focuses on depict ing (wiedergeben) the text in your own words. Your composition Before writing: Underline the most relevant aspects and facts given in the text. Divide the text into paragraphs/thematic units and find a suitable headline for each paragraph. Make sure that you understand everything - if necessary, crosscheck the meaning of words or expressions in your dictionary. Do not underline every detail but focus on the most important information/striking keywords. While writing: • Use the present tense for your text. Write an introductory sentence which answers the w-questions and informs about the source of the text- author, title of the text, type of text, topic, place and year of publication, information about whether the text is an excerpt or was abbreviated. Do not copy the words and expressions used in the text but use your own words and/or try to find syno- nyms to paraphrase the main aspects. Use your dictionary to find alternative formulations. Do not quote from the text and do not use direct speech (!). Do not refer to any specific lines in the text. Use formulations to state what the text/author writes about or wants to express. Example The author makes remarks on... The author expresses his/her concerns about Be careful to not just follow the chronology of the text, but restructure it and focus on key aspects/focal points (Schwerpunkte).. Do not use short forms. Use standard English for your summary even though the text you are to summarize may be written in in- formal English or in verse, etc. After writing: • Proofread your text and check for grammatical correctness, punctuation and spelling. Make sure that you have used the present tense. Schöningh: Pathway advanced

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Summary a) Introduction The (article) "(title)" was written by (auther) and published (online) in (source) on (date ). It deals with - type of text, title . b) Main part - In the first • In the next section the •The next paragraphs provide more The author supports his/her views with strong / valid arguments... - use - c) Ending ↑ The author's line of argument starts off with... culminates in • ( = Zusammenfassung, Inhaltsangabe Summarize important information you can the text into - Summarize . . ) auther, published where paragraph the own words no short forms auther presents... reader's attention is drawn to... details on / examples of... devide own words, use use present tense + when, topic sections main massage gives the most relevant facts and the overall meaning of a text no own opinion is about 200 words long. , depending on the length of the text no direct speech or quotations tense factual present and Writing a Summary A summary or an abstract (Zusammenfassung, Inhaltsangabe) is common in all forms of writing and is aimed at highlighting the major points of a piece of writing and outlining the most im- portant facts. Furthermore, it helps you to obtain a better orientation and understanding of the structure and contents of a text which you need for additional analysis and evaluation. General aspects A summary ... gives the most relevant facts and the overall meaning of a text, must not contain your own thoughts and opinions, begins with an introductory sentence, is about 150-200 words...

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long, depending on the length of the text that is to be summed up, must not contain direct speech or quotations, should be factual, leaves out irrelevant details, should usually be written in the present tense, should present the events in chronological order (→ no suspense), closes with a sentence that sums up the main message of the text and its intention, prepares the analysis part of your composition - it must not analyse the text but strictly focuses on depict ing (wiedergeben) the text in your own words. Your composition Before writing: Underline the most relevant aspects and facts given in the text. Divide the text into paragraphs/thematic units and find a suitable headline for each paragraph. Make sure that you understand everything - if necessary, crosscheck the meaning of words or expressions in your dictionary. Do not underline every detail but focus on the most important information/striking keywords. While writing: • Use the present tense for your text. Write an introductory sentence which answers the w-questions and informs about the source of the text- author, title of the text, type of text, topic, place and year of publication, information about whether the text is an excerpt or was abbreviated. Do not copy the words and expressions used in the text but use your own words and/or try to find syno- nyms to paraphrase the main aspects. Use your dictionary to find alternative formulations. Do not quote from the text and do not use direct speech (!). Do not refer to any specific lines in the text. Use formulations to state what the text/author writes about or wants to express. Example The author makes remarks on... The author expresses his/her concerns about Be careful to not just follow the chronology of the text, but restructure it and focus on key aspects/focal points (Schwerpunkte).. Do not use short forms. Use standard English for your summary even though the text you are to summarize may be written in in- formal English or in verse, etc. After writing: • Proofread your text and check for grammatical correctness, punctuation and spelling. Make sure that you have used the present tense. Schöningh: Pathway advanced