When you have chosen your quotes and written your paraphrases and summaries, how do you put them into a sentence in an assignment?
There are lots of frequently-used words or phrases that do this job. The most common one is "Said", for example,
"Jones said that the impact was 65 million years ago."
Putting in some of your evaluation, for example if you think the author has missed something, you can write
||...the blue air filters performed better in all the tests."|
In this activity, read the paraphrase, paying attention to the choice of reporting expression. Decide if the paraphrase is just reporting or is also evaluating in some way.
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