A summary is a concise and general restatement of a source's ideas and findings using your own words and sentence structure. It is usually 1/3 of the length of the original source if the source is in an article format, but larger works, such as books, may not follow this rule. Ask your instructor for specifics.
In the first or second line of the summary, include the title of the source, the author's last name, and the year of publication. Follow APA @ Conestoga format for titles in a paper. Because you are not using specific examples or evidence in your summary, you do not need to include an in-text citation with author, year, page/paragraph number.
The article “Using Technology in the Classroom” by August et al. (2012) described the impact of various types of technology on student learning. Technology has improved students’ ability to manipulate and absorb learning concepts. Statistics outlining the rate at which students absorb information using technology compared to traditional learning methods are given in this article. The authors illustrated how cognitive development can be enhanced through the use of appropriate technology. A focus on implementation of pedagogy in relation to the use of technology is also addressed.
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