Summarize Written Text

The writing section comprises either of the following three combinations:

  • 2 Summaries & 1 Essay
  • 3 Summaries & 1 Essay
  • 2 Summaries & 2 Essays

The time allotted for these three combinations is 40 minutes, 50 minutes, and 60 minutes respectively. The summary must be completed within 5 to 75 words in 10 minutes.

What is Summarize Written Text ?

Summarize written texts focus on 5 categories namely – Content, Form, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Spelling. Content means you must include 4 or 5 keywords in the paragraph. When you read the paragraph, try to understand the topic on which the paragraph is written on and try to bring up with few keywords that closely associate with it. Content contributes 2 pts. The form specifies the word limit of the summary we are writing which is 5-75 words. Here you must make sure that you do not exceed the word limit and also do not go below the minimum range. If both conditions are not met, you will be scored zero on the total 1 pts that form contributes. To score for vocabulary, make sure there is no repetition of words. Also, make sure you do not make any grammar or spelling mistakes. All these contribute 2 pts each and you will lose a pt for every mistake that you make.The most important point to note is that the final answer needs to be only a single sentence. So, you will get 2-3 questions with 10 minutes per question.

Tips for Summarize Written Text

  • Learn wise Use of Complex Sentences – Complex sentences create room for more mistakes. So, practice to write complex sentences and use them wisely. Avoid the use of commas and semicolons if you are unknown to their correct usage. The use of proper punctuation marks and capitalization is also important.  Complete your Summary in Just ONE Sentence
  • Summarize the most important points, not EVERY point.
  • Use connectors – (For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So)
  • Two-Step Reading – Carefully read the entire paragraph once, and try to understand the meaning of the text. While reading it for the 2nd time, note down the keywords and phrases.
  • Don’t copy the whole sentence.
  • Try to use synonyms and write it down in your own words as much as possible.

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