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W13 libr250 paraphrasing

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W13 libr250 paraphrasing

  1. 1. ParaphrasingLearning Outcomes:•Avoid plagiarism by appropriatelyparaphrasing sources.•Cite correctly articles from onlinedatabases using APA style.
  2. 2. What is paraphrasing?• Paraphrasing is when you use your own words to express an author’s idea.• Paraphrasing is not a direct quote, or an exact copy of the text.• Paraphrasing is different from a summary in that summaries contain only the larger, main ideas of a text, and are shorter than the original text.
  3. 3. Why paraphrase?• Paraphrasing shows your ability to understand the meaning of the text.• Paraphrasing is better than overusing direct quotes.• Paraphrasing, with correct citation, allows you to use an author’s idea to prove a point, and/or demonstrate a point of view.
  4. 4. Paraphrasing dos and donts:• Do use your own words to rephrase a text.• Do indicate the source of the text (i.e. cite).• Don’t just change a few words around.• Don’t use exact words and/or structure from the original text.
  5. 5. Give it a try!• Let’s compare! exercise.• Student paraphrasing exercise.
  6. 6. Give it a try!• Let’s compare! exercise.• Student paraphrasing exercise.

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