I wanted to see if I could get examples of writing an essay about Listening and Paraphrasing?It needs to be 500-750 words and include what happened, specific examples of how I used paraphrasing and...

I wanted to see if I could get examples of writing an essay about Listening and Paraphrasing?

It needs to be 500-750 words and include what happened, specific examples of how I used paraphrasing and conclude with what I learned from the assignment. It needs to be APA style, Cite in-text and in the reference section. It needs to have an introduction, conclusion and title page. Its from the class COM101 at Grand Canyon University.

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Lorraine Caplan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

How do you use listening and paraphrasing in your life?  As a student, you are likely to listen and paraphrase your professor's ideas as he or she lectures.  Another way you might listen and paraphrase is in conversation with others.  There is a technique called "active listening" in which we paraphrase back to the speaker what we understood that person to say.  This is a way of validating what the person said and confirming that we understood the message. 

What we learn when we listen and paraphrase probably depends on the people or situations involved.  For example, when we listen and paraphrase incorrectly, we might learn to be better listeners or to make better word choices in our paraphrasing.  If we listen and paraphrase incorrectly, we might learn that some ideas are difficult to express in another form.  Sometimes, as we struggle to paraphrase, we learn that we cannot possibly convey the same idea as well as the speaker has conveyed it.  Sometimes we learn the value or the limitations of paraphrasing. 

I hope this gives you some ideas for the content of your essay.  As for the form, you will need an introduction that clearly communicates the position you take on listening and paraphrasing.  The body of the essay is to develop the examples and details you need to support that position.  Finally, a conclusion should restate your main idea and give the reader a review of the points you have made.

Good luck!