Illustration of Trench Warfare
Books are great
There are many books in the library for this topic.
The image which is titled A Cross-section of a Trench and the following short passage can be found in the book, Evidence of War by Anne McCullum.
"When the Germans and the Allies failed in their efforts to outflank each other, both sides dug trenches to provide soldiers with shelter from enemy fire. Each intended to hold its positions through winter in this way. Trench warfare was expected to be a temporary phase...None appreciated that trench warfare would cease to be abnormal, that stalemate would follow and become the way the war would be fought for almost four years."(McCallum, 2005)
Figure 1 Cross-section of a Trench. Source: McCallum 2005
Trench Warfare on YouTube
Click on the link below for a playlist of YouTube clips.
The Skill of Paraphrasing
The skill of paraphrasing takes practice. It requires more than just changing a few words and altering the snetence structure.
Correct paraphrasing means completely reworking the source material.
So how do you do this?
You could try reading it first then jotting down the main points without looking at the original. When you are finished compare your paraphrase with the original work.
Here are some steps to try:
- Use synonyms - use a thesaurus to find words with a similar meaning.
- Change word forms - for instance,
"Secondary Students are expected to know how to reference their assignments."
There is an expectation that secondary students can reference their assignment work.
- Change the structure of the sentence.
- If you have only change a few words - then try again
- If you have changed the sentence structure but used the same words - then try again.
- If you have changed the meaning - then try again.
- If you have written in your own words and the meaning is the same - CONGRATULATIONS!