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Question When to paraphrase in the CS Exam!

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I have a question: I know that we're suppossed to paraphrase the key historical findings in the closure along with counseling, giving a differential and workup. Somewhere else I have read that we also paraphrase the important stuff after finishing the interview and before starting the closure..., not sure, FA and Kaplan state 2 different methods here.

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Paraphrasing is a tool of communication that confirm your understanding of what the patient has told you.

You can use it at any time during the encounter, it facilitates communication.

There's no rule about how many times to use it or whether you should be using it or not.

Also read here
Use of Summary in CS history taking

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Some helpful ways to paraphrase:
Negated antonyms - good = not bad, easy = not difficult
Close synonyms - cry out = shout, easy = simple
Gramatical rephrasing - There is a book on the table = A book is on the table; She was standing by the lake = She stood by the lake for a while.
Explanations - have adventure = do something dangerous and fun, shout = speak loudly
Changes in points of view - I'm excited = It's fun here; He just arrived = He is here now.

Resources: Paraphraser Tool and Types of paraphrase

Hope you will find this helpful!
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you should do that at the closure. doing it early would just waste your time
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also just summarize things that were relevant. this will allow you to check if you gathered all the details you need to
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