Bullet Summary
Guide

A Bullet Summary is a summary done strictly in bullet points.

Rationale: Bullet summaries are designed to condense a lot of information into a series of bullet points. This helps students practice focusing on important details, while eliminating irrelevant details. Grasping the important points from a document is essential for any student to comprehend a variety of subjects.

Information: Write a thorough summary using only bullet points. Include all major points. Be sure to use complete sentences and proper grammar.

General Guidelines:

· Only use bullet points
· Use complete sentences
· Use proper grammar
· Keep in mind the basic elements of a summary. Be sure to include all major points but do not simply paraphrase the entire document. Not every detail is important.

Rubric:

Possible Points

Expectations
Points Earned

5
Clarity
Uses complete sentences

Uses proper grammar
Summary is clear and concise

5
Content
Only uses bullet points

Includes all major points
Does not include unnecessary detail
Adequately summarizes text
10

Total


Example:


Summary

· K-9s are now being used to detect cell phones that are being smuggled into prisons.
· Cell phones in prisons are dangerous because they are used to coordinate attacks and other violent or illegal activities.
· Cell phones are increasingly being used in prisons and smuggled in different ways.
· Smuggling cell phones is also highly profitable in prisons, ensuring that it is going to be a continual problem within prisons.
· Several states have invested in training more dogs to detect both cell phones and drugs.
· The effect of the dogs can already be seen through the increase in the detection of cell phones.
Source:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100824/ap_on_re_us/us_k9_cell_phone_sleuths;_ylt=AhamyBaF1PCvOlV.fqDnqW9vzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTJ1MTAxaHBlBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwODI0L3VzX2s5X2NlbGxfcGhvbmVfc2xldXRocwRwb3MDMTMEc2Vj
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