Answered By: Paul Lai
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2023     Views: 6309

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


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  • 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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