Your Study Guides and Strategies starts here!

Don't fear failure
so much that you refuse
to try new things.
The saddest summary of
a life contains three descriptions:
could have, might have,
and should have.
Louis E. Boone 1941 –
American author

Reading and research series

Summarize your reading

An example of a summary form for an essay, book, chapter, etc.:
(make out your own form to suit your needs!)

This practice can help you document your studies,
and also provide a reference for later work:


Title of article, book, essay, etc.:


Publication information:


Main point(s) or thesis:

What type of writing or essay?

How are the theses tested;
What sorts of methods are used:

What are the sources?

What is the historical context and/or
reception/place in the literature

How persuasive or convincing
is the author?

Additional notes/information:

Related works: