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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.



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