Research Skills for Developing Writers: Lesson 8

An introductory guide to help multilingual undergraduate writers at the U develop their research skills.

Lesson 8 Objectives: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, & Quoting

The purpose of this lesson is to teach you the various ways in which you can borrow information from sources: summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting. You will also learn how to properly cite borrowed information using in-text citations and signal phrases.


Students will be able to...

...describe the different steps of summarizing and paraphrasing.

…paraphrase a source by using a Resource Note Card method.

…use signal phrases to create paraphrases.

…create a list of synonyms for the verb to say.

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