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How to Write a Killer Paraphrase

How to Write a Killer Paraphrase

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  • 1. Paraphrasing
  • 2. What is Paraphrasing?When you paraphrase, you restate theauthor’s main idea in your own words. Thewords are changed, but the meaning staysthe same.
  • 3. What is Paraphrasing?When you paraphrase, you restate theauthor’s main idea in your own words. Thewords are changed, but the meaning staysthe same. OriginalThe Antarcticseals, however, after almostextinct, have made anastonishing comeback, andthe population is nowrapidly increasing.
  • 4. What is Paraphrasing?When you paraphrase, you restate theauthor’s main idea in your own words. Thewords are changed, but the meaning staysthe same. Original ParaphraseThe Antarctic After almost dyingseals, however, after almost out, Antarctic seals make aextinct, have made an big comeback.astonishing comeback, andthe population is nowrapidly increasing.
  • 5. Why do we paraphrase? Make Marginal Notes
  • 6. Why do we paraphrase? Make Marginal Notes Test Comprehension
  • 7. Why do we paraphrase? Make Marginal Notes Test Comprehension Create Study Guides
  • 8. Why do we paraphrase? Make Marginal Notes Test Comprehension Create Study Guides Prevent Plagiarism
  • 9. What Makes a GoodParaphrase? It sticks with the topic.
  • 10. What Makes a GoodParaphrase? It sticks with the topic. It is written in your own words.
  • 11. What Makes a GoodParaphrase? It sticks with the topic. It is written in your own words. It is clear and easily understood.
  • 12. What Makes a GoodParaphrase? It sticks with the topic. It is written in your own words. It is clear and easily understood. It is focused on the main idea, not the minor details.
  • 13. What Makes a GoodParaphrase? It sticks with the topic. It is written in your own words. It is clear and easily understood. It is focused on the main idea, not the minor details. It remains true to the content.
  • 14. How Can I Write a GoodParaphrase? First, ask yourself, “What is the writer saying about the topic?” This will help you find the main idea. Second, figure out which words can be paraphrased and which can’t. Third, look away from the original text. This will help you find new words to describe the main idea. Fourth, write it down clearly! Make sure you can understand it later on.
  • 15. Where Can I Learn More? Reading for Results by Laraine Flemming: pages 204-210. Reading Across the Disciplines by Kathleen T. McWhorter: pages 199-203.

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