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Modelled GIST Writing (original article in bold)

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The GIST is defined as “the substance or general meaning of a speech or text

Other words for GIST include: main idea, theme, central idea, heart of the matter, important point, essence,

The following method is a great way to find the GIST (main idea of a text).
You’ll notice I leave out supporting details and don’t highlight any information already used.

1st paragraph:

Though “fishing” might seem to be a term that requires no definition, with nearly 38 million people engaged in the activity–most of them amateurs rather than commercial fishers–perhaps there is some merit to looking at defining what it means.

1st paragraph (keywords highlighted):

Though “fishing” might seem to be a term that requires no definition, with nearly 38 million people engaged in the activity–most of them amateurs rather than commercial fishers–perhaps there is some merit to looking at defining what it means.

GIST (based on the keywords): While fishing requires no definition it might be worthwhile doing so as there are close to 38 million amateur fishermen.

2nd paragraph:

“Fishing” can be officially be defined as the process of catching wild fish or other aquatic species from waters, either for sustenance, as a business or for sport.

2nd paragraph (keywords highlighted):

“Fishing” can be officially be defined as the process of catching wild fish or other aquatic species from waters, either for sustenance, as a business or for sport.

GIST (adding to first 20 words): Fishing, an activity completed by 38 million amateurs, is the process of catching aquatic species for food, business or sport.

3rd paragraph:

Commercial fishing is catching fish for sale, while recreational fishing is the activity of sports enthusiasts, and can be either for the purpose of eating them or the sport of catching them, or both. By some definitions, other aquatic species, such as mollusks and crustaceans are considered to be caught by “fishing” for them, but the term generally excludes harvesting fish on commercially stocked fish farms. Nor does it include sea mammals, such as whales or dolphins.

3rd paragraph (keywords highlighted):

Commercial fishing is catching fish for sale, while recreational fishing is the activity of sports enthusiasts, and can be either for the purpose of eating them or the sport of catching them, or both. By some definitions, other aquatic species, such as mollusks and crustaceans are considered to be caught by “fishing” for them, but the term generally excludes harvesting fish on commercially stocked fish farms. Nor does it include sea mammals, such as whales or dolphins.

GIST (adding to last GIST): Fishing, an activity completed by nearly 38 million amateurs, is the process of catching aquatic species for commercial or recreational reasons.

(The original text can be found at: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-fishing-1311910)

 

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