Webster defines a summary as "a short restatement of points for better
remembering, for better understanding, or for showing the relationship of
Creating a summary of a web site means writing a statement that
describes the site and makes other people want to visit it. As you write
your summary, here a few questions to ask:
- Is the summary brief?
- Does it accurately describe the web site?
- Does it highlight important features of the site?
- Is it written in your own words?
- Does it identify the person(s) responsible for creating the web
- Does your summary make other people want to visit the site?
What does a good summary look like? (Examples from MMSD's Electronic Library)
- Journey Into Amazonia
- You can almost hear the sounds of the rainforest as you encounter
Amazonia's flora and fauna on this tour of its swollen rivers, flooded
forests and dense rain forest canopy. A PBS sponsored site.
- On This Day
- Find out what happened in various parts of the world on any given day.
Includes births/deaths of notable individuals and texts of selected
historic "New York Times" articles. Also includes a link to a Daily News
- The Renaissance
- "Renaissance," French for "rebirth," perfectly describes the
intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the
fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. This Annenberg/CPB Exhibit site
offers visitors a chance to learn about and explore this period through its
art, architecture, music, science and more. Links to other Annenberg/CPB
online exhibits also are provided.