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McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills For A Top Score: ASVAB Reading and Math by Dr. Janet Wall

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Skill 10 Paraphrase to Understand What You Are Reading

Paraphrasing means putting someone else’s idea, writing, or statement into your own words. It’s a new way of saying the same thing. When you paraphrase a statement, you express the meaning of that statement in different words that usually make the original meaning clearer to you.

Your ability to paraphrase what you hear or read is a good indicator of whether you understood what was said or what you read.

The act of paraphrasing can help you monitor how well you comprehend what you read or hear. It may even help you better remember what you read because you are using your own words, not the original author’s.

As you read paragraphs on the ASVAB, think about how you would paraphrase the information. ...

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