Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Assignment: Summarize, Paraphrase, and Quote

From your research materials, choose sections to summarize, paraphrase, and quote. This material should support your provisional thesis statement. The sections you choose can all be from one source or from several different sources.

Due: Friday 4/3

Print your work. Include a print or photocopy of the source material with the sections that you used highlighted or ***starred***.

Provisional thesis statement: _______________________________

1. Summarize
  • choose 1-3 pages of material
  • write a few sentences to summarize the important information in your own words

2. Paraphrase
  • choose 1-3 sentences
  • paraphrase in your own words
  • use different vocabulary and grammatical structures, but all the same information

3. Quote
  • choose a quote (usually an expert's opinion or idea that you will agree or disagree with)
  • introduce it with a signal phrase that gives the author and the source title
  • explain what the quote means and why it's important

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