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What is the difference between Summary and Analysis?

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C. OWENS

C. OWENS

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C. OWENS, philanthropist, MD, Bristol

Answered Dec 03, 2020

A summary is a brief description of a more significant piece of prose. The summary's primary focus is to let the readers know and understand the text's point without having to read it in length. The summary is like a short description of the story. It explains all the main points without giving a definite opinion.

If it is done right, the summary should make the reader want to read the actual story itself. They were analyzing means to dissect and examine a tale. During analysis, the person delves deeper into their literature study and makes critical statements concerning its value.

The person doing the analysis assumes that the reader has already read the story and is just looking for a detailed accounting of it. The analysis does not need an explanation of the story's plot. It is mainly about the opinion of an educated and informed person who has read the book.

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Brendan

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Brendan
Brendan , Analyst, NY

Answered Nov 27, 2020

People may get confused with the difference between summary and analysis. When you are going to do a summary, you need to keep track of all the different ideas that have been discussed. You are going to add all of the details together in a more conclusive way. When people read the summary, they will have an idea about what has been tackled. When you say analysis, you are going to focus on one aspect of the study or the lesson that you were assigned to do. You are going to research further and provide an explanation that will make it easier for people to understand that particular topic. The other details may be said in passing but there is something that you will explain thoroughly.
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J. Lautner

J. Lautner

J. Lautner
J. Lautner, Product Manager, Utah

Answered Aug 12, 2020

A summary is a short but sweet description of a more significant, more impressive piece of work. For example, high school students are often asked to write a summary of the book they are reading. It could be a poem like “The Road Not Taken,” or novel such as “Catcher in the Rye.”

A summary is similar to rewriting the story in a more condensed form, and it should clearly explain something briefly and effectively. It should also pique the person’s interest in reading that poem or that novel. Analysis, on the other hand, means to scrutinize. During the analysis, the writer must create a picture of the story by demonstrating a deeper meaning, and it should also contain remarks and opinions of the piece being analyzed.

Analyzing is an extra exclusive glimpse into how the story affected the writer and others. It requires more than just paraphrasing or sharing feelings about the store. It also should paint a better picture than a summary. The analysis assumes that the reader already knows the story.

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C. Lopez

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered Aug 04, 2020

When you summarize, this means that you have already taken into consideration all of the details that are available, and you would like to explain everything in a more concise manner. When you analyze something, this means that you would like to come up with your own idea about the details that have been given to you.

For example, there are instances when you would like to think about the different items that are available so that you can come up with something that may not have been presented in the first place. To analyze, you need to put together all of the main ideas and come up with something that may be different from the conclusion.

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Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake

Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake

Answered Jul 31, 2020

Summaries and analyses are used in fields such as literature and research. A summary is short and brief. It is used to recap the main ideas and any key points of the project. A summary does not present any arguments or conclude anything. Instead, it will state the pure facts. Compared to a summary, an analysis is more detailed, and it is longer. It will compare and contrast things, gives opinions and thoughts, as well as goes into detail about the importance of every element. The analysis will make arguments and give a conclusion based off personal opinions and beliefs.
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