Preparing the Summary Sheet
• Type a summary of the team’s solution in the summary sheet provided. This should also be the first page of your solution paper.
• The summary is a very important part of your IM2C paper. The judges place considerable weight on the summary, and the winning papers are sometimes distinguished from other papers based on the quality of the summary.
• To write a good summary, imagine that a reader may choose whether to read the body of the paper based on your summary. Thus, a summary should clearly describe your approach to the problem and, most prominently, what your most important conclusions were. The summary should inspire a reader to learn the details of your work. Your concise presentation of the summary should inspire a reader to learn the details of your work.
• Summaries that are mere restatements of the contest problem, or are a cut-and-paste boilerplate from the Introduction are generally considered to be weak.