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How To Use An Example Of A Response Essay Summary

Before you begin writing your own response essay summary, it is critical that you go through other people’s writing samples in the same vein. By reading examples of other response and summary papers, you will be able to judge the way the paper is written and come up with an effective plan of constructing your own writing style. However, if you’re having trouble formulating a plan for your own writing based on an example that you have read, the following are some useful tips on how you can think the right way.

What you can learn from an example

  • It is important that you make your own writing as original as possible, regardless of how inspired you are by someone else’s writing style and their paper structure. Maintaining your own structure and staying true to how you want to present your essay is essential.
  • This, however, does not mean that you don’t use some of the rules and striking lessons that you learn by going through an example of a similar paper.
  • The first thing that you need to make a note of when you are going through such an example is the way the essay has been constructed. See how the writing has been divided into different sections depending on the word count of the paper. Try figuring out what percentage of words went into the introduction, the summary, the body of the article that served as the response and finally the conclusion. You can use the similar division of word count for your own writing. This way you’ll know exactly how much attention you need to pay to the introduction, the summary and so on.
  • The next thing you should make a note of is the style and language of writing. By reading examples, you will be able to figure out what tone of voice the writer employs to compose this kind of a paper. The word registry used by the writer will give you an idea of the standard of writing you should maintain in order for your paper to match the subject and structure that is most appropriate.
  • Finally, you need to pick up on smaller details such as the logical flow of information that was used by the writer to compose the paper. Making a note of the way the information was dispersed throughout the paper will give you a good idea of how to best use your research and opinion in your own writing.