Writing Summarize Written Text

Understand Summarize Written Text Question Type


After reading the text, write a one-sentence summary of the passage.

Prompt Length

Text up to 300 words

Skills Assessed

Reading and writing

Time to Answer

10 minutes


How to answer this question

For this item type, you need to write a summary of the text in one sentence.

You have 10 minutes to write your summary. Make sure to include the main points of the reading passage in a full, single sentence of no more than 75 words.

The word count at the bottom of the screen counts the number of words you write. There are also cut, copy and paste buttons which you may use while constructing your summary.

  • Cut: Select text from your answer that you wish to remove and left-click “Cut”.
  • Copy: Select text from your answer that you wish to copy and left-click “Copy”.
  • Paste: Place the cursor where you wish to paste the cut/copied text and left-click “Paste”.