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FOUR PARTS TO ANEFFECTIVE PARAPHRASE
A paraphrase is…Original—paraphrasesshould use your ownfresh vocabulary,phrasing, and sentencestructure, not thesentence structure,phrasing and words ofyour source.
A paraphrase is… Accurate—paraphrases must precisely reflect the ideas, tone, and emphasis of your source. Even though are you are using your own words and sentence structure, the paraphrase must be true to the ideas of the original source.
A paraphrase is…Objective—paraphrases should notincorporate youropinion. Yourparaphrase must betrue to the original andobjectively reflect theideas/thoughts of thesource, not your ownopinions.
A paraphrase is… Complete—paraphrases need to include all the important ideas in your source. Do not only include part or parts of the ideas/thoughts of your original source. You must be complete in constructing your paraphrase by using all of the key ideas.
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