Workshop "Strategies for Appropriating Somebody’s Text in Your Article"
In article writing you often need to refer to somebody’s ideas. To do this efficiently you need to master the strategies of summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting. Paraphrasing is one of the essential skills, which is an alternative to quoting; it helps you use your own words to formulate someone else’s idea. Paraphrasing lets you show the reader that you have processed and understood the source you are using through its explanation and interpretation. Paraphrasing is also an effective tool used to restate, clarify, or condense your idea. At the seminar, we will compare paraphrasing with quoting and summarizing. We will practice these strategies and come up with successful paraphrasing techniques: the effective use of synonyms, different parts of speech, and a variety of sentence structures.
Trainer: Ekaterina Redkina is a psychologist and a qualified EFL teacher with more than 10 years of experience. She is a CELTA, TKT CLIL, IHCAM and DELTA (M1-2) holder, and a Fulbright scholar. Currently, she teaches academic and professionally oriented skills to Russian psychology students at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her primary interests are CLIL, ESP, EAP, lesson frameworks, syllabus and materials design, and the use of information technology in the ELT practice.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: March 16, 17:30 - 19:30