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Basic Paraphrase_2011

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Basic Paraphrase_2011

  1. 1. Paraphrasing<br />Tips to Good Paraphrasing<br />
  2. 2. Paraphrasing<br />Read the quote.<br />Make sure you understand it.<br />Now try to put the quote in your own words. <br />Switch order of ideas?<br />Length about the same.<br />Attribute the author and the page numberdirectly after the paraphrased text.<br /><ul><li>Taking someone else’s information or original thoughts and putting it in your own words.
  3. 3. When you have text that you need to paraphrase, consider these tips: </li></li></ul><li>Paraphrasing<br />The Do Not’s<br />Do not just choose a few words to change!<br />Do not repeat key words/phrases.<br />Do not look at the original quote as you try to paraphrase it!<br /><ul><li>Taking someone else’s information or original thoughts and putting it in your own words.
  4. 4. When you have text that you need to paraphrase, consider these tips: </li></li></ul><li>Practice Paraphrasing<br />Direct Quote or Original Text:<br />“It's a crazy world out there, or so it would seem. Just scan the newspapers, surf the Internet, or go to the movies--paranoia and conspiracy theories are as easy to find as theories on who killed Nicole Simpson. We in the U.S. seem to be fearful of everything, from federal agencies to pesticides in apples” (Hendricks).<br />The world is nuts. The media focuses on hysterical ideas and theories. U.S. citizens are scared of pretty much everything (Hendricks).<br /><ul><li>Read the text to the right.
  5. 5. Then read the sample paraphrase below.
  6. 6. Is this is a good example of paraphrasing?
  7. 7. Why or why not?</li></li></ul><li>Practice Paraphrasing<br />Direct Quote or Original Text:<br />“It's a crazy world out there, or so it would seem. Just scan the newspapers, surf the Internet, or go to the movies--paranoia and conspiracy theories are as easy to find as theories on who killed Nicole Simpson. We in the U.S. seem to be fearful of everything, from federal agencies to pesticides in apples” (Hendricks).<br />The world is nuts. The media focuses on hysterical ideas and theories. U.S. citizens are scared of pretty much everything (Hendricks).<br /><ul><li>Read the text to the right.
  8. 8. Then read the sample paraphrase below.
  9. 9. Is this is a good example of paraphrasing?
  10. 10. Why or why not?</li></ul>The fears of many Americans are numerous. It is evident through the multiple media outlets that publish these ideas—whether small or large (Hendricks).<br />

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