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  1. 1. Paraphrasing 7 th Grade Language Arts
  2. 2. Paraphrasing <ul><li>“WRITE IT IN YOUR OWN WORDS” </li></ul><ul><li>A paraphrase is……… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your own sentences in your own words of the essential information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented in a new form. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One way to borrow from a source (when quoting). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A detailed restatement, not a summary, which focuses on one main idea. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Paraphrasing <ul><li>Paraphrasing is a valuable skill because ……. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is better than quoting. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It helps you control the temptation to quote too much. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The mental process required helps you grasp the full meaning of the original quote. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Paraphrasing <ul><li>Six steps to Effective Paraphrasing: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Reread the original passage until you understand the full meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Set the original aside and write your paraphrase on a note card. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to help remind you on how you wanted to use the text. At the top of the note card, write something to remind you of the topic of the paraphrase. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Paraphrasing <ul><li>Continue……… </li></ul><ul><li>4. Compare your notes to quote to make sure it is accurate. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Use quotation marks to identify any unique term or phrase. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Be sure to record your sources on your paper or note card. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Paraphrasing <ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Students frequently overuse direct quotation in taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final research paper. Probably only about 10% of your final paper should appear as direct quoting. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of quoting while taking notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers . 2 nd ed. (1976): 46-47 </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrasing: </li></ul><ul><li>In research papers, students often quote too much, failing to keep quoting down. Since the problems usually originates during note taking, it is important to minimize the materials recorded. (Lester 46-47) </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: </li></ul><ul><li>Students should take just a few notes in direct quotation from sources to help minimize the amount of quoted material in a research paper. (Lester 46-47) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Paraphrasing <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>

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