11 terms

SHS TIPS / Summarizing

STUDY
PLAY
summarizing
identifying and accumulating key points
key point
a major supporting concept of a paragraph or a section
main idea
key point + key point + key point
introduction paragraph
sets up the article or section; many times does not have headings; not a paragraph worth summarizing
transition paragraph
changes topics between paragraphs or sections; not a paragraph worth summarizing
information paragraph
give the reader information that contributes to the reader's understanding of key points and the main idea; only paragraphs worth summarizing
interesting paragraph
does not provide information that helps readers understand the main idea; not a paragraph worth summarizing
conclusion
wraps up the text; can review main points; not a paragraph worth summarizing
repeated words
strategy that helps to find a key point of a section; similar ideas, patterns, synonyms or symbols that keep showing up in the text
first/last sentence
strategy that helps to find a key point of a section; topic sentence, relationships or common ideas that show up at the beginning and/or end of a paragraph/section
categorizing details
strategy that helps to find a key point of a section; combines or groups big ideas or lists of common information