Paraphrasing and Summarizing.

Write from you own words.

Please review the following link regarding Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

After thoroughly reading the information from the linked page, please read the following excerpt taken from Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925.

The practical thing was to find rooms in the city, but it was a warm season, and I had just left a country of wide lawns and friendly trees, so when a young man at the office suggested that we take a house together in a commuting town, it sounded like a great idea. He found the house, a weather-beaten cardboard bungalow at eighty a month, but at the last minute the firm ordered him to Washington, and I went out to the country alone. I had a dog — at least I had him for a few days until he ran away — and an old Dodge and a Finnish woman, who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove.

Based on your reading, please write either a paraphrased paragraph or a summarized paragraph which appropriately and accurately explains the information contained in this excerpt. Your paragraph must also contain at least one relevant quote from the excerpt.