Summary and Paraphrase Exercise

Summary and Paraphrase Exercise

Choose six paragraphs from Aristotle’s Rhetoric to paraphrase. Remember that the paraphrase is roughly a word for word translation of the original material. You may need a thesaurus or dictionary for this exercise. In some rare cases you may find that a word doesn’t have an easy translation (e.g. rhetoric). When that is the case, you may keep the original language. Your paraphrase should be as long as the original text. It should be grammatical, readable and coherent. Please include the original paragraphs alongside your paraphrase.
Compose a summary of the Aristotle selections. The aim of this summary is to provide the reader with a concise and understandable guide to rhetoric as Aristotle understands it. As part of this summary please include at least three quotations from the original material that your summary will explain in your own words.