2.3 Distinguishing between summaries, paraphrases and quotations
In an assignment, it may be necessary to:
- include a summary of a text you have read
- include the paraphrased version of a sentence taken from a text
- quote a word or a sentence taken from a text.
The next activity helps to distinguish between these three ways in which information from sources is normally presented in a written assignment.
Match the following definitions to the three ways in which texts can be used in an assignment:
Using the following two lists, match each numbered item with the correct letter.
A very concise and reworded version of a source text that reproduces all the key concepts but leaves out details and examples.
One word, or a group of words, taken directly from a source text and included, within inverted commas, in the assignment.
The reworded version of a short section of the source text.
- 1 = c
- 2 = a
- 3 = b
In the next activity you will look at some examples of summaries, paraphrasing and quotations.
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