In this activity, students are directed to paraphrase content, using their own words, for a specific audience and purpose, and within specific page-length or speaking-time limits. The purpose is to assess the degree to which students have understood and internalized the content by collecting feedback on their ability to summarize and restate the material in their own words. When using this technique as a Practice Activity, determine what content you would like students to paraphrase, who the audience should be, and how much speaking time or writing space would be reasonable for such a paraphrase. Direct the students to prepare a paraphrase of the chosen content. Tell them who the intended audience is and what the limits are on speaking time or number of pages.