Summary Writing for EFL Students of Science and Technology

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This guide suggests techniques for teaching skills in summary writing to students of English as a foreign language (EFL) in scientific and technical fields. Activities include: pre-summarization (identification of thesis sentences, conclusions and other essential components, multiple readings, notetaking and text-marking); summarization activities (summarization of text sections for class discussion, and full-text summarization); discussion of aspects such as summary length and level of abstraction; and evaluation and grading using peer comparison, class discussion, student-teacher conferences, and emphasis on positive aspects of student writing efforts. (MSE)
Original languageEnglish
PublisherERIC Clearinghouse
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1986


  • Abstracting
  • Class Activities
  • Classroom Techniques
  • English (Second Language)
  • English for Science and Technology
  • Grading
  • Higher Education
  • Peer Evaluation
  • Student Evaluation
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing Exercises
  • Writing Instruction
  • Writing Skills


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