Space For Rent

Space For Rent
Monday, April 20, 2015, Baishakh 7, 1422 BS, Jamadius Sani 29, 1436 Hijr


Writing
Published : Monday, 20 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 14

Summary Reason
There is so much information today that it is not easy to keep up to date. We therefore trust in others to summarise the most important facts for us.
Try to recall how often you summarise something, e.g. when you're telling your friends the plot of the latest movie, when you are asked to give in brief the main points of a text you've read.
Preparation
First of all, you should have read the text/watched the film (of course). Make notes of the most important facts.
Structure and content
v Introduction - Give a brief overview.
v Content - Tell the main points of the plot/content in your own words.
Important tenses
The most important tense for a summary is the simple present. Actions happening one after the other are in simple present. Note, however, that you have to use different tenses for everything happening at the same time or before.
Some summaries are written in simple past. This is the case for example when summarising newspaper articles.
Note
Leave out unimportant details. Always check your notes and only use details in your summary that are really essential for the plot. A commentary is not usually part of a summary.
Word list on summaries (fiction)
Introduction
(Title) is a novel by (author).
(Title) was written by (author).
The story is about (topic).
The novel tells the story of (hero/topic).
(Title) tells of (hero), who ...
In (title) by (author), the reader is taken
into (place/time of story).
(Title) is the story of (hero/action/...)
(Title) is set in the period of (event).

Content
As the story begins, ...
During ...
While ...
As/When ...
Since/As ...
Just then ...
After ...
Before ...
Before long ...
Soon ...
Soon afterwards ...
As soon as ...
One day/evening ...
The following day ...
Some time later ...
Hours/Months/Years later, ....
By morning/the next day/the time ...
Meanwhile ...
However, ...
Again/Once again ...
At this point ...
To his surprise ...
This incident is/was followed by ...
To make matters even worse ...
Eventually, .../Finally, ...











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