SummarizeThis is a free tool that will quickly create a summary of long passages of text. 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
I included SummarizeThis in my recent search strategies webinar. There are often times when students won’t look at a PDF or Word document that pops-up in search results because they think that the article will take too long to read or because they don’t see a particular keyword in the beginning of the article. By using SummarizeThis students can save time by getting a sense of what a long article is about before reading the whole thing in detail.