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The AMA Handbook of Business Documents by Jennifer WAUSON, Kevin WILSON

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SUMMARIES

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):

image Read the longer document thoroughly, and make sure you completely understand the content.

image Review the longer document a second time, and strike out material that you feel isn’t necessary ...

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