Each Flipped Learning Module (FLM) is a set of short videos and online activities that can be used (in whole or in part) to free up class time from content delivery for greater student interaction. At the end of the module, students are asked to fill out a brief survey, in which we adopt the minute paper strategy. In this approach, students are asked to submit their response to two brief questions regarding their knowledge of the module.

In this FLM, students are asked to complete a fill-in-the-blank outline which accompanies all three videos, covering the topics of summarizing steps, identifying key concepts and main ideas and verb tense in summaries. The completed outline will enhance the students’ note-taking skills and will serve as a summary of the FLM that they may refer to in the future.

Key Terms

main point, key concept, annotating, comprehensiveness, concision, objectivity, analyzing, verb tense

Module Overview

  1. Summarizing Academic Texts
    • Overview: Summarizing in Different Contexts
    • Initial Steps of Summarizing: Where and How to Begin
    • Identification of the Main Points and Key Concepts
  2. Examples of Identifying Main ideas and Key Concepts for Summarizing
  3. Summarizing Guidelines

Download Video Transcripts

Video 1: Summarizing Academic Texts

Video 2: Examples of Identifying Main ideas & Key Concepts for Summarizing

Video 3: Summarizing Guidelines

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