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Paraphrasing

Learn how to paraphrase well.

Step 2: Take Notes

As you read, take notes. Write down the main idea, important details, and where you found the information.

 

Original Notes
   

"Parents display some naivety in their conviction that their children would never be taken in by online advertisers and their techniques. This shows a lack of understanding of the power of online advertising, which combined with an unfaltering faith in their children's strength of character and their ability as parents, creates an element of complacency."

Main idea and detail: People assume they are good parents and their children are smart. They don't worry about online ads having any influence on their kids, but they should.

Where you found it: L.S. Cornish, 2014, p. 454