Paraphrasing of Texts - Learning from Mistakes

Paraphrasing of Texts – Learning from Mistakes

It is very common for us, taken by haste or impulse, to write texts that cannot always be classified as “ideals”. We make mistakes and, sometimes, we make mistakes deliberately, without focusing on details that are important for the writing process. We often make mistakes that could easily be repaired if we took the time to reread what we wrote. Many do not have this habit, which ends up denouncing the setbacks of a poorly written text.

Paraphrasing of Texts - Learning from Mistakes

It may even be a boring, overwhelming exercise, but rereading a text is an extremely efficient tip for anyone who wants to get rid of errors in the written mode. Rereading, we make sure that our text is good, or the other way around, we can, through this simple act that only requires our attention, rewrite a text what is bad, badly constructed or even unintelligible. It takes time, but it is an indispensable activity, especially for those who want to be understood.

The paraphrasing is as important as writing, since hardly, especially for the most careful writers, we arrive at a result that we consider ideal the first time. Whoever observes a bad result in the first version he wrote will, in rewriting, the possibility of achieving a satisfactory result. The rewriting is a more laborious process than the revision, because in this, we stick only to the small details, whose absence would not imply a difficulty for the reader to understand the text. When we rewrite, redo our text, it is a much more complex process, based on the assumption that the author has observed what is bad so that, later on, he can improve his text until reaching a final version, free of initial errors.

When we recognize our faults, we learn. Failures can be our allies and knowing them also means knowing how to avoid them.