Summarising and Paraphrasing

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Writing information in your own words is a highly acceptable way to include the ideas of other people in your writing. There are two ways you can do this: paraphrasing and summarising. It is very important, however, to paraphrase and summarise correctly because there is a fine balance between acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing and summarising (plagiarism).

You need to learn the rules so you are able: 1. To paraphrase information 2. To summarise information

For a Detailed Study of the Topic: Reading remains a Skill where most of us lack the required maturity. We believe that reading and comprehending the content at hand is easy and the task of 'compressing' or storing it is quite easy.

However, we miss the mark-we are not able to execute the intended objectives of reading. According to our audience, to whom we need to present our understanding of the read text, or the examiner to whom we write in the examinations- we shape and create a Summary or Paraphrase of the literature given.

Not so easy-Not so difficult, but will ask for continuous practice and reading.

Let Us read the following document to know Paraphrasing and Summarising better.

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