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    Question Paraphrasing-had a question for experienced teacher.

    Hi
    I know what paraphrasing is,
    My question is; What makes a person very good at paraphrasing? In other words what skills need to be practiced in order to become good at this? or better yet, why do some people struggle with this?


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    Re: Paraphrasing-had a question for experienced teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Starstreams View Post
    Hi
    I know what paraphrasing is,
    My question is; What makes a person very good at paraphrasing? In other words what skills need to be practiced in order to become good at this? or better yet, why do some people struggle with this?


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    Practice - and, paradoxically, reading a lot. Wide reading does two things important for paraphrasing: it increases your vocabulary, and it opens your eyes to different syntactical ways of conveying a common thought.

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    Re: Paraphrasing-had a question for experienced teacher.

    Clarity of understanding, a wide vocabulary and the ability to manipulate structures.


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    Question Re: Paraphrasing-had a question for experienced teacher.

    Thanks guys, Interesting!

    by the way, @BobK
    What do you mean by; paradoxically? I don't understand how you’re using that?
    I looked it up and I understand what it means kind of, but I'm not sure how to interpret the way you are using it?

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    Re: Paraphrasing-had a question for experienced teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Starstreams View Post
    Thanks guys, Interesting!

    by the way, @BobK
    What do you mean by; paradoxically? I don't understand how you’re using that?
    I looked it up and I understand what it means kind of, but I'm not sure how to interpret the way you are using it?

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    What I meant was that although paraphrasing is an exercise in writing, reading (in some ways the opposite of writing) is a way of improving in it. This is an apparent paradox. People often use 'paradoxically' as a sentence-modifying adverb, with the implication 'what I'm about to say/write may sound illogical, but I mean it'.



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