Paraphrasing Versus Summarizing

The terms rewording and summing up regularly confound understudies of English. This isn’t unexpected since the two mean fundamentally the same as things with simply a slight contrast. Most importantly, what are rewording and summing up?

Rewording and summing up are both irreplaceable composing instruments. They are the two strategies of consolidating other authors’ works or thoughts into your composing utilizing your own words. Albeit an author should consistently utilize his/her own thoughts when composing, in some cases it gets important to utilize other journalists’ contemplations and ideas. This might be because of at least one of the accompanying reasons:

o To offer help to your own thoughts

o To give reasons of why you concur or differ with something

o To offer profundity to your composition

o To allude to something that prompted your thoughts

o To give a perspective which is not quite the same as yours

These equivalent purposes behind rewording and summing up are the reason for the disarray between the two. So what is the distinction at that point?

Rewording is re-composing another essayist’s words or thoughts in your own words without adjusting the importance. The summarization is about a similar length as the first since the object is to reword without leaving out anything, and not to abbreviate. Summing up, then again, is putting down the principle thoughts of another person’s work in your own words. A synopsis is consistently more limited than the first since the thought is to incorporate just the primary concerns of the first work and to leave out the unimportant. An outline is ordinarily around 33% the size of the first.

Presently when paraphrase your content would it be a good idea for you to reword and when would it be a good idea for you to sum up?

Rework when:

o You need to utilize another author’s words without copying

o You need to utilize another essayist’s words without the utilization of statements

o The thoughts of the other essayist are a higher priority than his/her style

o You imagine that the expressions of the other essayist are excessively hard for your perusers

Sum up when:

o You need to recognize just the fundamental thoughts of the essayist

o You need to give an outline of the theme (from a few sources)

o You need to rearrange an intricate contention

o You need to gather the issue to suit your necessity

Regardless of whether rewording or summing up, it is critical to consistently refer to the first work to offer credit to the source.