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Important Eliminate unnecessary words and phrases. Most important considerations in note- taking are accuracy and honesty.
Locate keywords and related words in the table of contents, index, headings, subheadings, and captions generate a short list of related words for the questions
Skimming Requires the reader to read quickly and look for main ideas or supporting details in a paragraph Read the first and last paragraph of sections for summaries of the content Read the last sentences of paragraphs to gain an impression of the topic
4 Note-taking Types Citation:A reference to a book, article, web page, etc. Summary:A short version of the original which highlights major points Paraphrase:Restating someone else’s ideas in your own words. Quotation:“Word for word”
Summarizing vs Paraphrasing In both instances, you are restating someone else's ideas in your own words. What's the difference?
The most important thing to remember Whether you are summarizing or paraphrasing, is that you must not borrow too much from your original source. You must use your own words and your own phrasing. If you do not change enough of the vocabulary and sentence structure of the original passage, you have plagiarized.
Paraphrasing 1. When you are at the note-taking stage, make a note of the author's basic point. Don’t use full sentences. 4. Make sure to include the page number of the original passage so that you can make a proper reference later on.
Time to write your paper 1. Convert the ideas from your notes into full sentences. 2. Provide a reference. 3. Go back to the original to ensure that (a) your paraphrase is accurate and (b) you have truly said things in your own words.
How do I summarize? Absorb the meaning of a passage and then put the most important elements it in your own words A summary is shorter than a paraphrase.
How do I Quote? Signal that a quotation is coming--generally the author's name and/or a reference to the work Use quotation marks “” Ms. Valley writes in her book titled Research, “Not plagiarizing is most important to ones future.”