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Brain Food: Paraphrasing & Summarizing In-Person

Brain Food: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

In this workshop session, we provide foundational skills and strategies to help you paraphrase and summarize more effectively when writing the introduction, literature review, and discussion sections.

Topics covered will include:

Avoiding Plagiarism:

We discuss the university’s guidelines for maintaining academic integrity as they relate to including the ideas and conclusions of others in your thesis or dissertation.


Paraphrasing is a vital skill for including evidence from published sources in your thesis or dissertation while avoiding plagiarism. We discuss the features of effective paraphrases and strategies for creating your own. You will have an opportunity to apply these strategies and practice these essential skills.


Summarizing is a useful skill for condensing large amounts of material into smaller chunks relevant to your topic. Learn strategies for summarizing, and practice your skills.

Other Brain Food Workshops in Winter 2020:

  • Getting Started With Your Thesis, January 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Writing the Literature Review: January 24, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Time Management Essentials: January 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Outlining Your Thesis + Explaining Your Research Findings: February 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, January 31, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Library 384
McLaughlin Library
  Graduate     Writing     Undergraduate  
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