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A summary is a condensed version of an original text. It contains no opinions, but rather only the main ideas of the original. It should be clear, accurate, brief, understandable to a reader who has not read the original text, and non-biased.

The structure of a summary is simple. The first sentence or two should introduce the text (author and title) and give a sense of what the text is all about. The rest of the summary should cover all the main points of the text. No conclusion is necessary.

Please see below for an example of a Summary Essay written by a Chabot student.

Example Summary Essay

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