In a summary, should I create my own topic or use the article's topic?


Your summary should use the main idea of the article for your topic. The first sentence of the summary should include the author's full name and the title of the article. Assuming that you are doing just a summary and not a response, you should keep your summary in the 3rd person.

Here is a sample: Stephanie Arnold's article, "How to Live With a Cat," humorously describes her attempt to train her cat to be obedient.

Updated on February 5, 2018

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How to Write a Summary of an Article
By Virginia Kearney