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I need this article to be summarized this is the website. http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.brescia.edu/docview/663481443?accountid=9713 Implications of the Literature on Equine-Assisted Activities for Use as a Complementary Intervention in Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents Smith-osborne, AlexaView Profile; Selby, Alison. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal27.4 (Aug 2010): 291-307. Show side panel containing further options relating to your results or document. Main content area Implications of the Literature on Equine-Assisted Activities for Use as a Complementary Intervention in Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents

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Since you are the one summarizing the article, I do not need to read it in order to help you.  You will need to summarize the article with your own words, otherwise you will be plagiarizing.

However, here are the steps you should take to summarize any article:

1.  Make sure you understand what your instructor is asking you to do.  Are you simply highlighting the important parts of the article, or are you supposed to do more than this?

2. Read the article!  Go over the article, first skimming through quickly to understand what it is about.  Next, read the article thoroughly and think about what you just read.  Highlight important information as you read through the second time.

3.  Create a topic sentence, which will be the main idea of the article.  What is the article really about?

4.  Create a list of the main points of the article, or number your highlighted ideas in the article.  Only include information that would make or break the article if it was not included.  In other words, make sure the points that you mention are the heart of the article, and must be included for the article to make sense.

5.  Finally, you are ready to write!  Your summary should be about 1/3 of the length of the original article.  The longer the article, the longer the summary will be.  Use your topic sentence, and then re-word the main points.  Do not copy from the text, use your own words to say the same thing.

6.  Finally, proofread and correct any errors in your summary.  Did you include everything you should?  Did you accidentally include non-important information that should be removed?  Read the summary out loud, to make sure it makes sense and flows nicely.

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