How to Write a Book Summary - Deepstash
Reasons for writing a book summary
  • Writing a book summary helps you remember what you read months, or even years, after reading.
  • It helps you connect main concepts from other books, g...

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How to Write a Book Summary

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Writing a book summary consists of three steps.

  1. Take notes while you read.
  2. Write the main takeaways in your own words.
  3. Continue to summarise over tim...

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  • If you read a printed book, highlight important quotes, ideas, or questions. Write the page number on the first blank page.
  • If you're reading a Kindle book, ...

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  • If you're reading a print or hardcover book, write your notes and highlights into a word processor or note-taking app.
  • If you're reading a Kindle book, add y...

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Use progressive summarization to distil the ideas: Summarise your notes, then summarise that summary, then summarise that summary.

There are five layers to progressi...

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