Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

In this assignment, you will summarize your chosen reading in 3-4 sentences and cite it properly.

As you work on your summary, remember to refer to the assignment guidelines and rubric below to make sure you’re fulfilling each aspect of the assignment.

Assignment Guidelines
Overview: When you use sources in your paper, you will need to either quote, paraphrase, or summarize the information. Summaries are used for longer passages; they provide a brief, overview of the source, using new and unique phrasing.

Prompt: Summarize one of the following original texts using 3 to 4 sentences. Include a single citation at the end for your selected reading.

“Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris (1999)

Guidelines for Submission: Save your work in a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.

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