In record time! Identify the main and supporting ideas of a text.
When summarizing a text, it is important to take into account all the elements that make it up, to understand and be able to carry out this action effectively and without inconvenience . In the case of the main and secondary idea of a text, this is not exempt.
Before we start talking about the main idea and supporting idea, we want to show you everything you need to know to make your summaries a total success.
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Structure of the main and secondary idea
The structure is what makes up any element, from its base to its columns; And the same thing happens in literature. In the field of letters, the structure of a text is related to the main and secondary idea. In the first instance you have to take into account the approach of the paragraphs, it is there when the main and secondary idea enters. Then, there is the body of the text , which in turn contains the thematic nucleus, which announces the objective of the text throughout its development. Finally, we find the conclusion, which is related to the synthesis of the information raised in the development of the text and in its introduction.
It should be noted that when making a summary through the main and secondary idea, we must fully understand the objective of the text.
How do you define the main idea and supporting idea?
Fine! Now that we know what the structure of a text is and how it is related to the main and supporting idea, we can move on to the next step, which is the definition of the main and supporting idea and how they are related.
When we talk about the main idea, we refer to the foundation of the text , which helps to define its objective expressed correctly in the information related to the ideas of the writing that you want to summarize.
Remember that to summarize a text the main idea is the base, since it is the one that expresses the main objective of the text and gives it meaning to understand it in a simple way. It can be said that the main idea is the most important.
In the case of the secondary idea, it is important to highlight each aspect of it and it is the one that complements each part of the main idea.
When we talk about the secondary idea, it is based on statements related to the text that is given by deduction or inference.
Steps to easily find the main and secondary idea
When we are going to summarize a text , we must not fail to take into account the main and secondary idea, to identify it the first step is to carefully read the text paragraph by paragraph so that we do not miss any information.
Once you carry out this reading , either fast or complete, of the text, you go on to carry out, preferably slowly, a second reading that identifies the details of each part.
After this, you proceed to make the summary of the text taking into account every detail of the structure of the writing, it is recommended for everything to work correctly an exclusive and explanatory analysis that you can understand.
That is when you can begin to identify the main idea of the text, and then continue with the secondary idea, once you can identify it, underline it. If you have already managed to identify these ideas in the text, you can safely continue to paraphrase and summarize the writing you need.
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When making any summary, paraphrasing or search for the main and secondary idea, it is important that you take into account that the time and space where you are going to carry out your educational work is correct.
Distractions can sometimes lead to mistakes that can completely damage your work and waste a lot of time. It is important that you do not let these two factors spoil the effort you are making.
Although there are tools that can help you make everything more practical, it is important to understand how literature works in a self-taught way, and the fact that you know how to identify the main and secondary ideas will help you a lot to make your summaries.
Don't let anything distract you! We recommend that whatever the study element you need, it is important that you do not miss anything from the text, that is, read carefully and divide the text by the structure that we already know, from its beginning or introduction, development and conclusion.