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Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Learning Outcomes

This package aims to

  • introduce paraphrasing
  • introduce summarizing

By the end of the package you should be able to 

  • distinguish between a paraphrase, a summary, a quote, and plagiarism
  • paraphrase
  • summarize
  • avoid patchwriting
  • write a summary paragraph
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Do you know how to incorporate information from your research into your writing? Do you know how to paraphrase? How to summarize? Can you distinguish between paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, and plagiarizing?

Drag-and-drop activity: Match the words with their descriptions.

Important vocabulary:

  • Condensed means to reduce or make more compact. A good example from everyday life is condensed milk.  Condensed writing is shorter writing.
  • Attributed means to give credit to someone.  In writing, we give credit to authors by including their names in in-text citations.
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