Summarize, Paraphrase and Read with Academic Quality
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Summarize, Paraphrase and Read with Academic Quality

Learn to handle more advanced information – accurately and clearly.
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the different types of summaries, read more advanced material, and communicate more accurately.
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Requirements
  • Students who don't have English as a first language, but want to attend an English program.
  • Native speakers wanting to learn English for Academic Purposes
  • Native English speakers wanting to take a higher education program; to refresh or update their academic skills for the best chance at success
  • Want to improve the formal level of their English
Description

Good writing comes from good process. Good process comes from good skills. In this course, you will look at the academic requirements needed to improve summarizing and paraphrasing. You will also learn to read with a researcher's mind.

These skills will help you research better and communicate large amounts of information in a clear, direct way.

The material is taken from well-known university writing labs, and is organized and taught for students who don't have English as a first language, but want to attend an English program.

This is also for native English speakers, who may want to attend a higher education institution, and who want to refresh or update their academic skills for the best chance at success.

Learning to judge the value of information, reading without knowing all vocabulary, and communicating in a clear, simple manner is what this course is all about.

This is one part from the 'Necessary Steps and Concepts for a Research Essay', so if you need these skills in relation to an essay, you may want to purchase the full course. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Any Intermediate to Advanced level student that wants clearer rules, methods and practice for summarizing, paraphrasing and reading critically.
  • Any student entering an English college or university
  • Any student looking to improve their formal writing skills for work
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Curriculum For This Course
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Summarizing
6 Lectures 15:38

Summary: An Overview
05:05

More Specific Steps to Summaries
06:19


Article Practice
02:29

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Paraphrasing
6 Lectures 05:41

Method for a Great Paraphrase
02:20

Examples
00:18

Topic Sentence Paraphrasing Practice
00:39

Paraphrasing a Paragraph Practice
00:27

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Reading Skills
5 Lectures 11:48
Introduction
00:21


Text Structure
02:06

Skimming and Scanning
01:31

Context Clues
05:24
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Synthesis of Skills
1 Lecture 04:39
About the Instructor
Christopher (Chris) Ryan
4.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
25 Students
5 Courses
M Ed. - U. Sydney / B.A. - U.W.O. / Journalism Crt - Langara

I have been involved in the English Language Learning industry for nearly twenty years working in three different countries. My experience teaching thousands of students from all over the world has led me to develop lessons that impact those needing to improve specific skills, or their ability in general. 

As a former IELTS Examiner I understand the needed approaches for standardized tests, and with my deep knowledge of academics, I can help students connect foundational rules to student understanding.

Improving in English means different things to different people. I hope my lessons help you along the path to success.