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Paraphrasing basics

Paraphrasing is a way of integrating research into your writing. Academic writing requires you to draw on research to support your arguments and approach.


A summary is an overview that contains the main points of a work.


What is a summary and when should we use one? Does a summary need a reference?

Summarising activity

This paraphrasing learning activity will help you to understand how to summarise text.