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Writing out the idea.

Common Mistakes

  1. Not looking up key words or concepts to understand meaning
  2. Not reading the whole article or only reading it quickly
  3. Paraphrasing the abstract or conclusion as a summary
  4. Picking whole sentences from the source text and stringing paraphrases together.
  5. Quoting 
  6. New or unrelated ideas not present in source text are added
  7. Failing to proofread the summary for clarity and completeness