From the Syllabus: "It is fundamental to your academic experience to be able to summarize information. You may be asked to summarize a lab report, a movie, an article, a chapter, etc. Summarizing consists of two important skills: (1) identifying the important material in the text (2) restating the text in your own words. Since writing a summary consists of omitting minor information, it will always be shorter than the original text."
1. A summary begins with an introductory sentence that states the article's title, author and main thesis or subject..