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University Language Centre

Paraphrasing and summarising

You are advised to work through the activities in the order in which they are presented.

Paraphrasing

You will consider some basic guidelines for paraphrasing another writer's ideas and learn to recognise good paraphrasing style.

Paraphrasing main points

You will practise selecting the main points from some short text extracts and paraphrase them in an appropriate way.

Paraphrasing paragraphs

Practice in paraphrasing more demanding text.

Paraphrasing a long text 

You will practise extending your paraphrasing skills with a longer text.