Summarizing and Paraphrasing Assignment
Be sure to review the materials on using the Excelsior College Library before you begin this assignment. In this module, you have been learning about how to find sources in the library and about the importance of summarizing and paraphrasing the information you find in them. This assignment will give you an opportunity to locate a source, share and cite quotes, and then practice your summary and paraphrase skills, something you will encounter again in the coming modules.
Using OneSearch in the Excelsior College Library, locate a scholarly article on a topic that interests you and is, ideally, related to your field. Think about an issue you would like to explore related to your current or future profession and find an article that feels engaging and important to you.
After you read the article, complete the following tasks. Number each part as follows to make it easy for your instructor to find the necessary pieces of this assignment.
Part 1: Choose a longer paragraph or a group of several paragraphs. Share that paragraph as a quote. Be sure to add an APA citation for the quote at the end.
Part 2: Write a summary of the paragraph or passage you chose. Be sure the first sentence identifies the author and passage you are summarizing. Add a proper APA citation.
Part 3: From a different section of the article, choose a sentence or two. Share these sentences as a quote. Be sure to add an APA citation for the quote at the end.
Part 4: Write a paraphrase of the passage you chose, putting the authors ideas into your own original words. Make sure that the entire paraphrase is original and you arent just replacing a few words in the authors sentence. Add a proper APA citation.
Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you upload it. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Browse My Computer” and find your file. Once you have located your file, click “Open” and, if successful, the file name will appear under the Attached files heading. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Submit.”