The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

Information Literacy: Reading Strategies

Restate

The best way to determine that you’ve really gotten the point is to be able to state it in your own words.

Take the information apart, look at its parts, and then try to put it back together again in language that is meaningful to you.

Tips

Restate 

  • Outline - Visualize the framework of an argument.
  • Summarize - Put it in your own words.
  • Analyze - What do you think about the argument?