SummarizeThis is a free tool that summarizes the main point(s) of long articles that you find on the web. To use SummarizeThis you just copy and paste text into the summary box and click “summarize.” A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied.
Applications for Education
SummarizeThis could be helpful to students when they are working on long and in-depth research projects. By using SummarizeThis they can save time by getting a sense of what a long article is about before reading the whole thing in detail. SummarizeThis provides a better summary than simply searching for keywords in an article to decide if the article will help a students’ research.
Thanks to Jen Deyenberg for sharing this on Twitter earlier this week.