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Paraphrasing, quoting and summarising: Summary example

What does it mean when you are asked to paraphrase, summarise or quote text?

Example of a summary

Example of summarising
Top tips to remember:
Only the main points have been included
The text is shortened without losing the essence of the material
The summary writer's own words are used
Technical terms do not change
Reporting verbs are used to discuss the text (i.e. suggests, contends, argues)
•An In-text citation is provided
•Remember that a full reference list should be included at the end of your work