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How to Write an Objective Summary

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on 16 June 2015

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Transcript of How to Write an Objective Summary

How to Write an Objective Summary
What is an
Summary
of an article or text that only states FACTS
Summary = paragraph that goes over main idea of text in your own words
"Toys of Terror"
What does
Opinion
Judgement
Rumor
Belief
How to write an
STEP 1
Step 3:
Support/explain the central idea with evidence from the article.
Use transition words (For example, furthermore, in addition, therefore...)
Don't just list facts
Subjective or Objective?
(1) 99% of U.S households have at least one TV set.

(2) It is clear that even though many people are poor, television is more important than anything else.
What does
OBJECTIVE
mean?
Factual
Unbiased (no opinion)
Observable
As close to the truth as we can get
SUBJECTIVE
mean?
NOT BASED ON FACTS
Subjective or Objective?
Why?
(1) Giano Intermediate is a middle school for 7th and 8th grade students.
(2) Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world today.


What is your favorite...?
FACTS
OBJECTIVE SUMMARY
?
Objective Summary
Read the article, annotating/highlighting what you believe to be the (central) main idea and important details.
Step 2
Determine the central (main) idea of the article.
In the article, ("Title"), the central idea is _________________.

Stem (First sentence in summary):
Step 4:
Write a concluding sentence, where you restate the main idea OR say why it is important.
What is the main idea?
What evidence do you have to support that main idea?
Why is this main idea important?

Team
Food
Movie
Music
TV Show
Sport
What are three reasons why it is your favorite?
FC Barcelona
(1) My dad is from Barcelona
(2) Many of my favorite players are on the team
(3) They are 3-time champions this year
What is ONE
NEGATIVE
thing about it?
STEM (concluding sentence in objective summary paragraph):
This is important because...
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