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Reading remains a Skill where most of us lack the required maturity. We believe that reading and comprehending the content in 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 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.
Summarising and Paraphrasing