Summary writing is a way of organizing and summarizing information that condenses large quantities of information into a shorter version that can be used for easy reference.
In technical writing, summary writing is employed to create abstracts, which provide a brief overview of a document.
To write summaries or abstracts, do the following (Figure 79):
Read the longer document thoroughly, and make sure you completely understand the content.
Review the longer document a second time, and strike out material that you feel isn’t necessary ...