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Summarizing can be applied not only when you sit for the TOEFL iBT exam, but
in your academic studies, your employment or even everyday life. As for the
TOEFL iBT exam, you will need the strategy of summarizing in all sections of the
test, so it is essential to master it.
What is summarizing?
Summarizing is actually expressing the main idea(s) of a source material into
your own words, including only the main point(s). Summaries are shorter than
the original; they are actually the reduction of a large text, lecture or
conversation to its main points: the main topic, main idea and supporting
details. We summarize by cutting off the excessive information, the additional
examples and by focusing on the key words and phrases that convey the
general idea of the source material.