Use it as an opportunity to spur the reader’s interest.
The summary should highlight the main points from your work, especially the thesis statement, methods (if applicable), findings and conclusion.
This means you have to provide proof to back up your answer to the essay question.
So if your essay is on the causes of the Holocaust, and your essay is going to discuss six main causes (two paragraphs on each), then your introduction must list (or introduce) each of these six main causes.
So in the example we have been looking at of the Holocaust essay, I mentioned that the essay will discuss six reasons for the Holocaust and each reason will have two paragraphs.
So that means that every second paragraph would use a ‘topic sentence’ since it would be moving on to discuss another reason for the Holocaust.
For the contents in the various sections you may also confer Organising your writing.
Most readers will turn first to the summary (or abstract).
The summary should be completed towards the end; when you are able to overview your project as a whole.
It is nevertheless a good idea to work on a draft continuously.