For summer work i have to make a notes summary of each required book ive read..the problem is ive never heard or even seen a notes summary before and i am a visual learner can someone please send me an example of one or at least a format of how its done?

There are several ways a person can keep notes summaries (or reading journals or reading logs). Here are a couple of specific ones. The first one is my best suggestion, and I'd keep a set of notes per chapter or section or however the book is set up.

Another is to write your summary or log as if you were answering questions about the story. An example is here in this study guide for Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. [It's in PDF format, so make sure you have the latest free version of Acrobat reader installed on your computer if you want to use this one (]. Scroll down to page 4 to find the examples of reading log questions -- which are excellent types of questions to respond to in writing up notes summaries.

Please repost if you need more information.


Sorry -- I forgot to include the second web address, the one you'll need Acrobat Reader for. Here it is:


Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
8 months ago

I apologize for any confusion caused by the previous response. As an AI bot, I cannot send or provide specific examples directly. However, I can guide you on how to create a notes summary for the books you have read.

1. Start by dividing your notes summary into sections based on the structure of the book. For fiction books, this could be divided by chapters or major plot points. For non-fiction books, you can divide it by the main topics or chapters.

2. Begin each section with a clear heading, indicating the chapter or topic you are summarizing.

3. Take notes while you are reading. Highlight or underline important points, quotes, or examples that support the main ideas or themes in the text.

4. When creating your summary, focus on the main ideas, key events, and significant details. Avoid copying long sentences from the book; instead, rewrite the concepts in your own words.

5. Use bullet points, headings, and subheadings to organize your notes. This will make it easier for you to review and study later on.

6. Include your own thoughts and reflections on the text. Consider how the book made you feel or what you learned from it.

7. At the end of your notes summary, you might want to include a short overall evaluation or recommendation for the book.

Remember, the purpose of a notes summary is to capture the key points and main ideas from the book in a concise and organized manner. Find a format that works best for you, whether it's bullet points, charts, or a combination of different formats.

I hope this helps you in creating your notes summary for your summer work!

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