5.1.2 Advice on expressing concepts and ideas in your own words

  • Being able to put ideas and information in your own words comes with practice.

  • You should make your notes in English, using English expressions and phrases.

  • Try to ‘think in English’, rather than translate from your first language.

Even if you put the idea in your own words in an essay you must still acknowledge where the idea came from. When you start your course you will be told how to reference your sources correctly.

Now go to Step 6 Self-assessment exercises: organise your writing so that the meaning of your argument or description is clear [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

5.1.1 Self-assessment