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Writing a Summary

Once you finish prewriting, you are ready to create the first draft of your summary. These writing activities will help you create a strong beginning, middle, and ending for your summary.

Writing the Topic Sentence

The topic sentence is the first sentence of a summary. It states the focus (overall point or thought) of the text in your own words. To write an effective topic sentence, follow this formula.

Topic of the reading

+

Overall point about the topic

=

Topic sentence

Korean pop music

 

gaining worldwide popularity through a mix of sound and technology

 

Korean pop music is gaining a worldwide following through a mix of sound and technology.

Write your topic sentence.

Answer the questions below to help you form a topic sentence for your summary of the article. Make a copy of this Google doc or download a Word template.

This lesson is a part of the Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting unit.

Click the title to view more information about this unit and a full list of lessons that are included.

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