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Strategies for summarizing

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Elisa Endara

on 31 March 2014

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Transcript of Strategies for summarizing

Get the Gist
Five Fingers
Let's try to apply!
2. Complete the "Get the Gist " List
Title: __________________________________
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Summarinzing Strategies for fiction and non fiction
- Generating Interaction between
Schemata and Text-
When summarizing you should use your own words without changing the meaning or sequence.
Summarizing involves taking large sections of text and reducing them into shorter concise passages.
The five finger summary is an easy method to quickly summarize
Five Finger Summarizing Strategy
Create a summary that are 20 words or less for reading passages.
GIST Summarizing Strategy
Here are some passages for you to apply one of the strategies.
What is summarizing?
Remember focus on the most important details.
It can be used for a page, for a chapter, or for an entire book..
To summarize information by getting rid of unimportant information and focusing on the key words/ideas of the reading passage.
Use the GIST strategy during and after reading.
1. Read the first two paragraphs of a text. and pick out the who, what, when, where and why of the paragraph and related important information but only in 10/20 words (gist) about this essential information
3. Write a summary in 20 or less words using your
gist list
Keep gisting but now you are going to combine all your gist list of twenty words into one main list of 20 or less words of essential information. Now you are ready to create a 20 words summary of the whole reading passage.

4. Continue to reading and gisting every two paragraphs until you finish the passage.
Gist list
Fill in the 5 W's and H.
Who: __________________
What: __________________
When: __________________
Why: __________________
How: __________________
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The main character who demonstrates action.
What is the main character trying to do?What is the goal of the character?

The main problem of the passage that main character is challenged by.
It's the middle of the passage.
The main consequence of a story.
It's usually the middle of the passage.
In the end...
This represents the solution or resolution of the reading passage.
Which strategy will you use to understand the text?
Word Gist List:
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