You, as the writer, want the reader to know enough background so that when you start to present the main points, the reader is able to follow along.
One common mistake that is evident in these types of summaries is the stating of claims with only minimal background information provided.
When a baby is first born they will lie on their backs for the first 3 months.
He will be able to focus on objects close to the face and respond to voices or other sounds by crying or gurgling.
By the time a child reaches 3 years old gross motor skills will have improved dramatically, they will be able to run in all directions, jump and walk on tiptoes.
Fine motor skills will also have improved enabling the child to master more complex skills such as using scissors and controlling a pencil or paintbrush.
Here, we are going to highlight some of the major obstacles to writing an effective summary along with tips about how you can avoid these pitfalls on your path to success.
First, let’s look at the summary from a more complete perspective (rather than summarising an article within a paragraph).
The child will become much more aware and interested in the world around him prompting endless questions and a desire to learn.
He may be able to recognise simple, common words and count repetitively.