Summarizing,paraphrasing, responding

Summarizing,paraphrasing, responding - Combiths Summarizing...

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Combiths Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Responding to an Essay or Article Summary – A summary should accurately and objectively represent the key ideas. It gives the reader a condensed and objective account of the main ideas and features of a text. Typically, a summary will: 1. Cite the author and title of the text 2. Accurately convey the main ideas (omit details) 3. Use direct quotation of key words, phrases, or sentences. Quote the text directly for a key idea or paraphrase (put in your own words). 4. Include references to the author to remind the reader that you are summarizing and not giving your own ideas. Choose verbs such as the author “states,” “argues,” or “asks” to accurately represent the tone of the essay. 5. Not include your reaction; save them for your response. Response – Requires your reaction and interpretation. Your perspective – your experiences, beliefs, and attitudes – will guide your particular response. Good responses say what you think, but then they show
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENGL 1106 taught by Professor Srjacobson during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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