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Summary and Key Messages

The following are questions to consider when you are summarizing and extracting key messages:

  • What is the main point I want to make?
  • What are the key pieces of information people need to understand my hypothesis or arguments?
  • Are there any crucial details of my methodology that need to be mentioned?
  • Are there aspects of my methodology that should be illustrated with examples?
  • Which of my results are the most important to present?
  • What conclusions can I realistically make?