Summarization is taking a large amount of information and condensing it so that the main points are covered but there is a reduced amount of statements. A summary should be comprehensive and state the important and pertinent information in a brief and concise format. Summarization is used in many ways in our day to day lives. Books usually contain summaries on the back or dust jacket which briefly explain the plot to help a person decide if they are interested in reading it. Sections at the end of chapters in textbooks frequently summarize the contents of the chapter. It will list important terms and concepts introduced so that the take away message contains the most relevant information. Study guides are also forms of summarization. For finals instead of reading through the entirety of the notes from the class it is much more helpful to summarize and condense the information into a few pages for a more manageable tool for studying.

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