Q. How do I summarize a source?

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Summarizing and paraphrasing are both ways to convey someone else's ideas without quoting them directly. Paraphrasing is putting someone else's idea into your own words. Summarizing condenses the main points of a larger body of work (such as a full article) into a few sentences. You do still need to cite whenever you paraphrase or summarize.

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  • Please note that this video refers to other formatting styles, such as APA and MLA. At Strayer, we use the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).

  • Last Updated Sep 11, 2020
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  • Answered By Amber Eakin

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