Steps for writing a book summary - Deepstash

Steps for writing a book summary

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 time (progressive summarization.)

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Continue to summarise over time

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

There are five layers to progressive summarization.

  1. The book's notes and highlights are unedited and lack contex...

Reasons for writing a book summary

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, giving you a deeper level of understanding.
  • Lastly, it helps you improve your own wr...

How to Write a Book Summary, Step-by-Step

  1. Decide who it’s for
  2. Start reading (with a “teacher mindset”)
  3. Highlight and take notes
  4. Write mini-summaries for each chapter
  5. Organize your mini-summaries
  6. Condense main points to a bullet list
  7. Use bullet list to write your final summary

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