Writing any academic text entails interacting closely and critically with the existing secondary literature in the field. In order to import this into our own texts we can either quote, summarise or paraphrase. While quotations should be kept to a minimum, the key academic skills of summarising and paraphrasing are used extensively. Through worked examples and practical exercises, this workshop will look at when and how we go about doing these, including the use of note making, the Cornell summarising method and the linguistic techniques used to change the language sufficiently to avoid plagiarism.
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