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UCQ

Paraphrasing

Write in your own words what you have read.

Sharing

The sharing method has three steps:
  1. After you have read and understood the text, put the text away and tell a friend or imagine you are telling a friend about what you read.                                               *Some students find it helpful to record what they would tell this friend on their smartphone. 
  2. Write a draft paraphrase of what you said or would say to this friend.                                                                                                                                                         *If you recorded yourself in the first step, you can use this recording to help you write your draft paraphrase.
  3. Compare your draft with the source text to be sure you have the same meaning, have not missed any key points, and do not have more than                                     four words in a row that are the same as the original source.
This method may work for auditory learners.