Study On Summarisation
- Created: Wednesday, 01 June 2016 10:42
SARAH LALLY WRITES
Most classes test reading comprehension with multiple-choice or true-or-false questions. But a new study suggests that the most effective method for checking understanding is not practice tests, but summarisation.
According to ‘The Influence of summary writing on the development of reading skills in a foreign language’ by Martgorzata Marzec-Stawiarska from the Pedagogical University of Krakow (2016), summarising involves building a text’s ‘macrostructure’ – essentially, forming its gist.