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Paraphrasing

Learn how to paraphrase well.

Step 4: Write It In Your Own Words

Now it's time to write about what you've read in your own words. Read over the notes you took and explain the main idea. Use specific details if they support what you're writing about.

 

Original Notes Paraphrase
"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

Parents should be concerned about online advertising. These advertisers are manipulative, and children are more vulnerable than most parents expect.