Summary Writing

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The ability to summarize information is one of the most important critical thinking skills you can develop.  Taking large quantities of information, understanding what the information means, and condensing it into a shorter version of the original allows you to have important information on hand for easy reference without having to memorize long passages or complex statistics. note:  This interactive provides guidance on writing a summary, examples of well-written and poorly written summaries, and passages for the students to summarize, print and turn in to a teacher for assessment.