Your summary should clearly be a summary. Clear
transitions and author tags will help remind your readers that you
are summarizing. Other coherence strategies are:
- Include the author(s) and title of the piece you are summarizing
near the beginning of your summary.
- Refer to the authors by last name as often as necessary to
remind your readers that you are summarizing others' work.
- Use active verbs, such as "argues," "claims," "asserts," explains,"
with your author tags to help your summary flow smoothly.
- Don't hesitate to synthesize points when that strategy will help
the coherence of your summary.
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