What is a Summary?

A summary is a retelling of what happened or what was said in an abbreviated form. Think of it as what happened during the movie. If I ask you what happened in Avatar (2009), you are not going to read me the entire script and act it out. You’re going to give me the basic setting, describe the most important characters, and give me a rough outline of the action, including the conclusion. It should not take you more than five minutes, substantially less time than it would take me to watch the movie. That is a summary–the basic facts of what took place, or what you saw in a movie, or what you read in a book. You can find more information here: