Welcome to the Kendall Summarizing LibGuide! You will find some examples, tips, and ways to practice summarizing to incorporate into your writing.
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WHAT IS A SUMMARY?
A summary is a short version of a source in your own words.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUMMARY
Summarizing is useful when you are referencing more than one main idea from a source in your paper.
A recent popular marker for student success is the idea of grit. In an interview about her new book, psychologist Angela Duckworth defines grit as being focused and completing tasks from beginning to end. She also mentions that quitting is part of exploration, but tasks and activities must be completed for one to achieve experiencing in a deeper level. Finally, she states that grit can be seen as a sign of future success, but measuring it would not be feasible. Duckworth concludes her interview by explaining that her research wants to contribute to the conversation of different types of intelligences (as mentioned in Martin, 2016).
Martin, R. (Host). (2016, May 1). Forget Talent, Success Comes From ‘Grit’ [Radio broadcast episode].
In Sunday Edition. Washington DC: National Public Radio.
There are two ways to cite a summary: