Researching is the major part when writing content or working on an assignment. When researching, basically you take out the main points from a research paper or article. Right?
But why would someone want to summarize a research article? In this article, we will take a look at why you should summarize a research article, and how you can do that.
So, let’s get started!
Why Should You Summarize a Research Article?
Basically, in the process of research, you take out the main points of some other research articles available on the internet. In short, what you are doing is called summary.
It’s important to summarize a research article, as you just have to discuss some of the main points of that article in your content or assignment.
How to Summarize Research Articles Quickly and Effectively?
Now you know why you need to summarize an article, it’s time to learn the proper way to do it. And it’s very simple with a few steps.
Step 1. Read the Research Article
Before you do anything else, read the whole research article properly and thoroughly. Experts recommend reading it twice, so you don’t miss out on any point when writing a summary.
Step 2. Divide it Into Sections
Now, when you have read it one time, you need to divide it into chunks. You can divide it into ‘Basics and Advanced,’ or you can just consider headings as different sections. This will make it easier for you to write a summary that covers everything.
Step 3. Make Notes (Main Points)
Now, when you have read it once, and divided it into chunks or sections, it’s the time when you are close to writing the summary.
Before you start writing a summary, you need to take out the main points from each section that you have created by reading the research article again, so when writing a summary, you don’t have to read or have it opened with you.
Step 4. Write a Summary
And here we are. Start writing the summary using the main points you have from every section. You can either shorten the points or elaborate on them depending on their importance in the summary.
Step 5. Match the Summary with the Research Article
Once you have written the summary, to make sure it has no mistakes, we recommend the content of the summary be with the original research article.
That’s how you summarize a research article most effectively. It takes time but make sure your summary is accurate.
The Best Shortcut: Using a Summarizing Tool
And now, let’s discuss the short way. This is the most efficient way and the best alternative to manually summarizing the research article. It’s that you summarize an article using a summarizing tool.
What is a Summarizing Tool?
A summarizing tool is an online tool that will help you write a summary of the text you import into the tool using its artificial intelligence (AI). No human efforts will be needed. It will do everything for you.
These tools are getting popular cause of how fast they can summarize things for you, and typically, these tools also give you the option to get results in 2 ways:
- Summary Paragraph
- Main points of the text
You have an option to choose from either. Some of these tools also have an option to take out the best line from a text that describes what the text is all about, and this mode is known as the best Line.
The best part about these tools? These are accurate! So you don’t even have to cross-match the summary with the research article.
Finding the Right Tool.
But before we dive into the steps the first thing you need to do is to find the right summarizing tool for your needs. Different summarizing tools have different options and are made for different purposes. Here are some things you need to consider when choosing a summarizing tool to summarize your research article:
- Easy to use
- Summarizing modes
- Is it made to summarize large research articles
How to Use a Summarizing Tool to Summarize a Research Article?
Unlike the manual way of summarizing the research article, you don’t have to read it when using a summarizing tool. All you have to do is follow 3 simple steps, and you’ll have everything you need.
- Import the text into the tool
- Select the mode (i.e., Paragraph, Bullet Points, Best Line)
- Click ‘Summarize’
That’s all you need to do. This is the quickest and most effective way to summarize a research article. You won’t have to read the whole article, and you’ll get all the things you need from it.
So this was all for today. In the article above, we have discussed the best way you can summarize a research paper, which will take time but make sure the summary is accurate.
While this is a great way to write a summary, the best way is to write the summary with an online summarizing tool. We hope the above article was helpful to you.
Thanks for reading!