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How to retell a text

Look through the text. What is its main topic? What field is it in? What is its main idea? Start with...
ďItís an abstract from the (research) work of a famous/well-known/major/ scientist(historian, linguist, economist, theorist, analyst, practitioner, etc.)
  1. The article Iíve just read deals with the problems of ...
  2. The article might be regarded a part of a bigger research which deals in...
  3. The main topic of this article is...
  4. This chapter is devoted to...
  5. The main questions touched upon by this chapter/article/work are numerous. They are...
  6. This original paper/article/work addresses itself to some of the central issues in (the relevance theoretic research, modern economic theory of... etc)
  7. The aim of the article is to investigate/explore/show/help understand/ some of the issues of ...
  8. This chapter/article provides an outline of the theoretical basis of...

 

  Now read the text more carefully. What parts can you divide it into? How many parts are there?
  Work on each part of the text (the parts the text falls into may show as paragraphs). What is the main idea of each part? Try to find the key statements in each part and put them down. They may be 1-2 sentences from each paragraph/part of the text. Use...
  1. Several paragraphs of the article investigate ...(the distinction, the features, characteristics of..)
  2. In (the) other part(s) of the article/chapter the author explores.. ( the role of the theoretic notion of...)
  3. Some of the central issues dealt with in this part are.....
  1. The author
shows...
  combines ideas of...
  assumes that...
  further develops the idea that...
  examines the data received from.../the matter/major theoretic perspectives of ...
  explores the methodological issues of... pays tribute to....
  1. By concentrating on....., the authors analyze how.....
  2. This exploration provides a description of ......, and also reveals the nature and significance of.....
     

 

 


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