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English Composition Information Literacy Toolkit: #5 Summarizing, Paraphrasing, & Quoting

Content and activities for information literacy competencies.


  • Identify the differences between summary, paraphrase, and quotation
  • Practice putting source information into your own words
  • Use signal phrases to introduce summary, paraphrase, and quotation

Watch the Tutorial

Watch this video from the University of Louisville Writing Center:

Complete the Activity

Before you begin the worksheet, you must first download and then save the document to your computer.  After you save it initially, you can then open it, fill it out, and save it again under a unique file name.