Objective Summary

How to Write an Objective Summary 

 Write paragraph(s) using complete sentences 

 Focus on the central ideas from the text 

 Organize the information clearly 

 Restate the information in your own words--DO NOT COPY FROM THE TEXT. You are NOT citing textual evidence like you have practiced in other situations 

 DO NOT include any opinions or personal thoughts 

Sample: The article “Stomp Out Bullying” by Jennifer Darden shows why bullying is a problem and how it can be solved. The article discusses how one out of four teens is bullied. In fact, many schools and organizations have established anti-bullying programs to address this problem. To help stop bullying, students should speak up when they are bullied or when they see bullying happen.