Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 Views: 4211
A summary is an unbiased and objective articulation of a source's overall argument and essential points. Summaries usually consolidate information from a full source or larger document. See some of the Writing Center's tips for summarizing.
- Be sure that you do not confuse summarizing with paraphrasing, which articulates a source's ideas on a smaller scale and in your own words. See this page for more details on paraphrasing.
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