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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting

Learning Goal
- Students will be able to paraphrase, summarize, and quote sources to avoid plagiarism.

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There are three main tools we can use to avoid plagiarism. They are summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.

Summarizing - Keep the main points, but make it shorter

Quoting - Use the exact words of the author, give them credit
Example: Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”





Paraphrasing - Put the idea in your own words, don’t change the meaning
.. Read it, cover it, put it in your own words
.. We will try an activity from this site and check out the acronym to help us paraphrase
.. We will use this site about the SanDiego Zoo to practice paraphrasing in groups
--> In your groups, choose a section you want to paraphrase
--> Use a few devices (Chromebooks or laptops) to divide up the section and paraphrase

In class we will watch this video that explains how to use these techniques.



The Assignment

Create a new Google Document and title it Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting. Copy and paste the directions and questions from the link below. Read and follow the directions. Make sure to bold or highlight your answers. For some of the questions, you need to find your own site or article. You can use Google News or another similar site.