Save persuasive writing for an analysis, not a summary.
This article was co-authored by Stephanie Wong Ken.
Because a summary should be an shortened, objective version of a written work, I would avoid your own persuasive speech in a summary.
Remember that this was someone else's work, not your own!
For creative writing, an outline may help organize the various plot threads and help keep track of character traits.
Many people find that organizing an oral report or presentation in outline form helps them speak more effectively in front of a crowd.
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If you’re assigned a summary in school, the best way to approach it is by reviewing the piece you’re summarizing.
Read it thoroughly and take notes on the major points you want to include in your summary.