This handout is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. The first part of the handout compares and contrasts the terms, while the second part offers a short excerpt that you can use to practice these skills.
What is the difference between quoting and paraphrasing? Do you still need to cite your sources when you paraphrase? You betcha. Here are some practical steps to effective paraphrasing.
What exactly does an instructor want in a revision? Don't be afraid to ask your English instructor specific questions, but you also need to ask yourself these questions about your paper.
Which one of the following sentences does not illustrate subject-verb agreement? A) Each of the players need a locker. B) He said that the computer is broken. C) There go the members of the cast. D) We knew that rivers flow south. In my opinion, it should be C. Am I correct?
In the following sentence, which word is the object of a preposition? Although learning is often difficult, it can still be enjoyable and will help us in the future. a) although b) difficult c) help d) future
I understand the basic concept of the thesis statement, but I still seem to struggle with actually developing them for my papers. The process is always agony. Can you help?
On my last paper, my instructor crossed out my entire first sentence and nearly half of the words in my introduction. What am I doing wrong?
My conclusion doesn't feel complete. Can you give me some ideas for how to improve it?
My instructor has let me know that my writing is too informal, and that I should work to develop a more formal, academic style. Where should I begin?
I was recently assigned a writiing assignment in my history class. I have to read two different stories about, "was the great awakwening a key to the american revolution." One man says yes, the other says no. Can you tell me what a rebuttle essay is and what the contents of my paper should include. The paper is to be no more tha
I need to answer the following essay question, in no more than 1500 words, using the two attached files as my primary sources. Essay question: 'Victorian moral values were shared by all.' Analyse what was meant by 'moral values' in mid-Victorian Britain, with particular reference to the lives of the working classes. I am
What are the most commonly used verb forms in the three main tenses?
In a definition essay what are the different kinds of definitions and what are the elements of a formal definition?
I am trying to write an essay comparing and contrasting "Of Marriage and Single Life" by Francis Bacon and "Roxana" by Daniel Defore. Am having trouble with what to compare and contrast. Also need to know more about MLA style writing. Does the Thesis statement need to be the first sentence in the introduction?
HOW IS THE WORD "BUT" USED IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE? MANY PEOPLE MISTAKENLY THINK THAT COLUMBUS WAS POOR WHEN HE DIED IN 1506, BUT HE WAS ACTUALLY QUITE WEALTHY. IS THE WORD "BUT" A CONJUNCTION OR A PREPOSITION IN THAT SENTENCE? PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER.
I need help with an argumentative essay. Tips are given.
HERE ARE THE DIRECTIONS: IF THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH HAS A TOPIC SENTENCE, TELL WHAT IT IS. IF THERE IS NOT A TOPIC SENTENCE IN THE PARAGRAPH, SUMMARIZE THE MAIN IDEA OF THE PARAGRAPH. IT ALSO STATES THAT THE TOPIC SENTENCE COULD BE THE FIRST SENTENCE OR THE LAST SENTENCE OR ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN--BUT THAT IF IT IS A NARRATIV
INSTRUCTIONS--IF THE PARAGRAPH HAS A TOPIC SENTENCE, TELL WHAT IT IS. IF THERE ISN'T A TOPIC SENTENCE, SUMMARIZE THE MAIN IDEA. HERE IS THE PARAGRAPH: IN MARCH OF 1996, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCED A PLAN TO IMPROVE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE FOR CALIFORNIANS WHO ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARI
Please help me write a brief essay usung the word hiatus. Give specific examples and lively descriptions.
How do I write a research essay on a topic that I'm not familiar with? I need very specific instructions on how to research and write such an essay.
In my opinion, the thesis statement of N. Mairs's "on Being a Cripple" is that disabled people can still live a fulfilling life. Am I correct?
I can't find a thesis sentence in Nancy Mairs's "On Being a Cripple". If it has a thesis statement,(not one thesis sentence) how do i find it?
Quite often, a student is left to evaluate a piece of literature and then choose a topic for an essay. That essay is dependent upon the class in which the piece of literature is taught. Essays can range from women's issues, both past and present, as it relates from the literary text to an essay that is targeted to a specific, ge
Provide a background on the history and/or development of grammar in respect to the English language.
What is Grammar? The Learner's grammar? The Linguist's Grammar? The Teacher's Grammar?
I need to know direct object, indirect object, predicate nominative, noun of direct address, appositive, objective complement.
Enjoyment of reading comes from being challenged by themes and ideas of a short story. Evaluate this statement by making reference to "The Rose" written by Peter Carey. No one has a right to impose their private will upon another. Explain how the reader can detect values and attitudes/assumptions too through the examination
I need to began with a strong introduction on the topic "A place that is good for you and not so exciting for someone else."
What is a Direct Object and a Indirect Object?
Which sentence is written correctly and shows the correct capitalization and punctuation? 1. The assignment, an autobiographical essay is due next week. 2. Mrs. Watkins the tennis coach, will be the assistant principal next year. 3. The sophomore class the largest class in the history of school has 196 students. 4.