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Paraphrasing and Summarizing: Rephrase the main idea of each sample in your own words, without repeating words or sentence structure from the original statement.

Right now, smartphones are selling like mad in the U.S. market, where sales jumped 84 percent between 2007 and 2008, according to NPD, the market-research firm.

Source: Segan, Sascha. PC Magazine 28.1 (January 2009). 54.
There needs to be a shift to local food that is organic, free of pesticides, fertilizers, and preservatives; that is produced in ways that do not harm consumers, food workers, animals, or our soil and water; and that provides dignity to those who produce as well as consume it.

Source: Jones, Van. The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. New York: HarperCollins, 2008. 127.
There have never been so many opportunities to work in the environmental field. In Canada, more than half a million people are employed in green jobs, and over one hundred thousand organizations have at least one environmental employee.

Source: Suzuki, David T. and Boyd, David R. David Suzuki’s Green Guide. Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2008. 125.
Although poor training and inadequate resources have caused many plagiarism problems, the Internet has added to the challenges. At University of Toronto, plagiarism related to the Internet increased from 50% to 99% of cases between 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.

Source: Locker, Kitty and Findlay, Isobel. Business Communication Now. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2009. 251.
Currently the media devotes more attention to problems than solutions, to dramas than success. This has a significant effect on people’s consciousness, leading to the belief that the world is a horrible place, failure is everywhere, and the odds of success poor.

Source: Henein, Amal and Morissette, Francoise. Made in Canada Leadership: Wisdom from the Nation’s Best and Brightest on Leadership Practice and Development. Mississauga: John Wiley & Sons Canada, 2007. 250.
It has been well publicized that the classified ad section of the newspaper represents only a small fraction of the current job market. Nevertheless, the weekly classified ads can be a great help to you in your search.

Source: Lambert, Stephen. Great Jobs for Business Majors. 3rd ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2009. 39.
Sales careers bring excellent earnings potential. Actual earnings may vary widely depending on many factors including the type of position, the field, and the ability to earn commissions or bonuses.

Source: Lambert, Stephen. Great Jobs for Business Majors. 3rd ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2009. 93.
…the vast majority of Torontonians (92 per cent) agree that immigrants make positive contributions to the Toronto area; a majority (55 per cent) agree strongly with this idea.

Source: Adams, Michael and Shardwaj, Rahul K. “Changing face of Toronto not yet visible at city hall.” The Toronto Star (Apr 12, 2009). A17.
The western crime wave defies easy explanation. Calgary alderman and police board member Diane Colley-Urquhart says many criminals followed the wealth to Alberta and further west.

Source: McQueen, Ken. “The Most Dangerous Cities in Canada.” Maclean’s (Mar 16, 2009). 23.
Retail stores and shopping malls are facing a variety of competition, ranging from superstores to video shopping, and are countering by introducing entertaining into their retail plans. The Mall of America contracted with Knotts Berry Farm to provide a central amusement core in this, the largest mall in the United States.

Source: Lambert, Stephen. Great Jobs for Business Majors. 3rd ed. Toronto: McGraw-Hill, 2009. 111.

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