Summarizing and Paraphrasing a Source Activity
Part 1: Summarizing
Review the following passage and summarize it in the box as though you were including this information in a research paper. Use the reference to create an appropriate APA-formatted in-text citation.
Aggressive driving is characterized by the tendency to view driving as a competition rather than as a means of getting from one place to another. Although most drivers are content to move along with the flow of traffic, aggressive drivers weave from lane to lane, seeking any advantage that will place them ahead of others. Aggressive drivers are also more likely to tailgate and honk the horn in an effort to intimidate other drivers or simply to move them along faster.
When confronted with heavy traffic, aggressive drivers often engage in dangerous behavior such as passing on the right, using utility or turn lanes as driving lanes, and ignoring traffic signals. Paradoxically, aggressive drivers often pride themselves on their skill. They see other, more cautious drivers as the problem, not themselves.
Arlov, P. (2007). Wordsmith: A guide to college writing (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NY: Prentice Hall.
As stated by P. Arlov in Wordsmith: A guide to college writing, “Aggressive diving is characterized by the tendency to view driving as a competition …” (2007) Those type of drivers do not follow the rules of driving, and can create unsafe situations for other drivers in the road.
Part 2: Paraphrasing and Quoting
Review the following passage and paraphrase it in the following box. Use the reference to create an appropriate...