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Simplifying and Summarizing Text


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A Quick Overview: JogTheWeb Guided Learning Activity

Tools for Summarizing and Simplifying Test

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Natural Reader

This free software needs to be installed on your
PC, then highlight the text you want read aloud
and click on Control + F9. Voila!
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Readability

Install a handy bookmarklet and watch this tool scrub
web pages of distractions by removing the ads and
creatinga more readable body of text.

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Text Compactor

A free online tool that is extremely user-friendly and requires no
login ust copy and paste some digital text into the box, use the
slider to determine the percentage of text you want to end up with and view the simplified text.

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Text to Speech for Mac

Macintosh computers have the text to speech feature
built in, but it needs to be activated. in System
Preferences. Watch the tutorial on this wiki.

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Twurdy

A search engine that yields color-coded results by readability in
order to provide users with text written at appropriate levels.
View more simple search engine tools on this wiki.

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Wikipedia Simple English

One of the languages supported by Wikipedia is "Simple English".
Choose it to find information written using simpler words and simple
sentences, which lowers the readability level.

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