Do you know who wrote the text being summarized
What issue is addressed by the author?
What is the main point made by the author?
Would you be able to locate the text in the library? Where would you look?
Can you clearly separate the points made by the author of the summary and the points made by the author of the text being summarized? Mark any points about which you're unsure.
How does the author of the text being summarized see the issue?
What does the author being summarized feel is the real problem?
What solution does the author of the text being summarized recommend?
Judging from this summary, what did the author of the text being summarized emphasize: beliefs or actors we should accept or beliefs or actions we should reject?
Are there any terms used in this summary that you don't understand? Underline them.
Are there any points in the summary that made you wonder, "Why did the author say that?" Mark them.