Purdue University Online Writing Lab: "Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing"

Many new college writers struggle with how to integrate the research they have collected from other sources into their own writing. Learning the mechanics of how to do this is one thing (which you learned earlier in this unit) but what about style? Read the "Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing" resource found via the first link below to understand your different choices. Then, click on the second link below, which provides you with an essay and a sample summary, paraphrase, and quotation from the essay. Before reviewing the sample summary, paraphrase, and quotation, you may want practice writing your own summary, paraphrase, and quotation based on the essay, and then compare your work to the sample provided. Make sure you understand how these elements are different from each other and how to create your own summary, paraphrase, and quotation in the future.

Read this guide to quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing another author's work. You will use this resource to inform your own summary, paraphrase, and quotation in the reading below.