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Read, look away, make notesRead first, then look away and make notes.

  • Check – Check that you’ve kept the original meaning but used different wording.

  • Repeat – Identify any strings of exact words. Paraphrase these or place quotation marks around them.

  • Reference appropriately – Reference using the required citation style.

    Summarising = significantly reducing text length

    To summarise:



    1. Know why – Be clear about your purpose: will it help develop your argument?

    2. Skim and make notes Skim read the text, noting only main points.

    3. Summarise – Summarise your notes.

    4. Check – Check that you’ve kept the original meaning but reworded ideas.

    5. Reference appropriately – Reference using the required citation style.

    Tables and Figures = visual elements

    To use a table or figure:



    1. Know why – Be clear about your purpose: will the table or figure illustrate your point?




    2. Share with your friends:
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