In some circumstances, it’s important to be able to synthesize text. So, what we’re going to do is we’re going to read this story, and then we’re going to work on synthesizing or paraphrasing it. So, we’ll get to that in a minute, but first, let’s read this story.
“Emmanuel went swimming in the lake by his house, where the water reached a depth of twenty feet in the middle. He did not venture out more than six feet into the water, however.”
So, now, we want to paraphrase this, which means “stating the author’s ideas in the reader’s own words“.
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