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Unformatted text preview: * Summaries normally are written in your own words--they do not contain extended quotes or paraphrases. * Summaries rely on the use of standard signal phrases ("According to the author. .."; "The author believes. .."; etc.). Tips on Writing Summaries Step One (Prewriting): * Read the article quickly. * Try to get a sense of the article's general focus and content. Step Two (Drafting): * Restate the article's thesis simply and in your own words. * Restate each paragraph's topic simply and in your own words. Step Three (Revising): * Combine sentences in Step Two to form your summary; organize your summary sentences in the same order as the main ideas in the original text. * Edit very carefully for neatness and correctness....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor Milano during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '08