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As you progress in your academic and professional careers, you will encounter a range of writing projects that you will pursue both individually and in collaboration with colleagues. This means that you will need to develop more than your knowledge of sentence level mechanics and vocabulary. Although the mechanics of writing are important, you also need to develop good writing habits and practices.
A summary is a brief statement of the main points of a source. To summarize, follow the steps below:
A quote is the reproduction of the words of the original author. To quote, follow the steps below:
According to Lennie, "[...] I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why" (Steinbeck 14).
A paraphrase is when you present information (ideas, opinions, concepts, theories, facts, etc.) that you re-write in your own words. To paraphrase, you should:
You may be asked to analyze an article. In a summary, you describe the core argument and components of the source. In an analysis you will critically consider these, evaluating the strengths and limitations of the given source and considering how the article might relate to other sources, your own ideas, or future research.
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