Paraphrasing & summarising


Paraphrasing and summarising allows you to include other people’s ideas in your assignment using your own words. They are effective alternatives to direct quotations and over-quoting. When you paraphrase or summarise, you also demonstrate to the reader that you have understood what you have read.

Tips and Activities

Quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing are all different ways of including evidence and the ideas of others into your assignments.

The following links can help you understand the techniques and the activities will help you to practice these skills.

Activities on paraphrasing summarising and quoting. Helpful for Writing assignments:


Writing assignments

The differences between Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising