Summary and Commentary

Read the article from the link below. (Links to an external site.)

After reading the article make a summary of no more than 400 words. To do an effective summary, you must make a choice on what information you include and which you leave out, so that you don’t exceed the word limit.

Begin by stating what is the main hypothesis/claim of the article and discuss the facts and arguments presented to support the main hypothesis.

Then discuss your own thoughts on the perspective for the future of negative interest rates. Are you in favor of this policy? Give a brief justification for your opinion (use mostly economic arguments and references). Your discussion should be between 300 and 500 words.

Tips for writing a Summary

  • Start by looking at the text overall structure.
  • Read the introduction for the main claim and the conclusion to see what was the article’s contribution to understanding the main claim or hypothesis.
  • Find points supporting the main claim. The first sentence is typically enough to get the general meaning of a paragraph.

An effective summary:

  • Conveys the basic point of the text in a short and easy to understand format.
  • Only includes content from the original text
  • Does not include quotes or citations
  • Does not include your opinion.

Sample Solution