What is the difference between a synopsis and a summary?

For my summer reading assignment I have to read a book and write a 1 page essay about it. I have to write a synopsis, critique, and historical perspective about it.

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2 Responses to “What is the difference between a synopsis and a summary?”

  1. phlebolite says:

    Synopsis is supposed to be a little more detailed and the summary is a bit less detailed and does not include names of characters,and everything that happens. Hope this helped.

  2. overbleach says:

    Synopsis: gives you an idea of what the books is all about opens the door toward your curiosity and then you feel the desires to read the book due to that information you got from the Synopsis.Summary: It gives you the simplification, highlights the major points from the much longer subject. Compact resume of the work.