In school you are often asked to write a summary of a story. It may seem daunting because you are not sure what to include and what to exclude in the summary. Here is an outline that will help you write a summary with more ease and less pain.
Step one: The first sentence must be the main idea. In one sentence write what the story is mainly about.
Step two: The remaining 7-12 sentences must explain the details supporting the main idea. These are the details you must include:
- In 2-3 sentence explain what happens in the beginning of the story or what leads to the conflict
- In 2-3 sentences explain the conflict (the problem) of the story.
- In 2-3 sentences explain how the conflict resolved or the resolution
Next time you have to write a summary follow this outline.
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