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Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Synthesizing.

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Sara Ephrem Zeno Amarante

on 25 March 2014

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Transcript of Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Synthesizing.

A summary is a brief review of a lecture or text. Summaries are short and provide a general overview of the source
When to summarize
Summaries are useful because they allow you to quickly present the most important information of a text or lecture.
What to include in a summarize
- The main idea
- The key points
- Read or listen to the entire passage
-Identify the main idea of the passage
- Take note of the key points
- Write your summary using only the information mentioned above
A paraphrase is a rewording of the main ideas and supporting evidence in a text or passage.
When to Paraphrase
Paraphrasing is useful when you want to refer to somebody else work in your response.
Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Synthesizing.
How to create a Summary
A synthesis is the combination of ideas from two or more sources.
How to synthesize
- Read or listen to each source carefully
- Identify the main idea of each source
- Describe how the sources are related to each other
Synthesizing language
There are certain words and phrases that are useful for creating a good synthesis.
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