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"What do you mean in your OWN words?" The problem of paraphrasing

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dc.contributor.author Ghosn, Irma K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-04T13:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-04T13:04:41Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8567
dc.description.abstract A technique for helping English-as-a-Second-Language students learn to write accurate paraphrases and summaries, free from personal interpretation, is described. Students first read, in pairs, a paragraph that has a main idea and requires some inferential thinking, especially about the tone and/or purpose. After a specific period of time, students put the passage away and answer two multiple-choice comprehension questions, one addressing the main idea and one inferential. Student pairs must decide on their answer choice and justify their response, requiring them to use their own language to talk about the paragraph. Basics of summarizing and paraphrasing are then reviewed briefly. The students, still in pairs, write a brief summary without consulting the original passage. The class then analyzes sample summaries, and compares students' interpretations, making the distinction between accurate summaries and personal interpretation. In an exercise in identifying bias, students are divided into two groups, with each given a different assignment on the same paragraph. Volunteers then share their paragraphs with class members for critiquing and identification of vocabulary and phrases showing bias. (MSE) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title "What do you mean in your OWN words?" The problem of paraphrasing en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199190180 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Paraphrase en_US
dc.keywords Summarization en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Ghosn, I. K. (1996). " What Do You Mean in Your OWN Words?" The Problem of Paraphrasing. en_US
dc.author.email ighosn@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 30 March 1996 en_US
dc.conference.place Chicago, IL, USA en_US
dc.conference.title Annual meeting of the teachers of english to speakers of other languages en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED396520.pdf en_US
dc.publication.date 1996 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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