Ok, feel free to move this if it is in the wrong place, didn't really know where to put it. Coming up, I've got a job eligibility test for a part time position writing news summaries. They will be testing me on spelling, grammar and all that jazz, which I am fairly confident with. I am less confident about actually writing a summary of anything,which they will also test me on. This is an entry level position, so they're not looking for perfection, but of course I want to be the best I can. So my question is, what do I look out for when I'm listening to what I have to summarise? How do I make my writing in this regard 'pop'? What makes an effective brief summary? Any tips on being brief? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out with this. I really want this job, and once I get the basics down, I think I will be really good at it.