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Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing is the art of putting someone else's text in your own words and then citing that text. A writer does not want to quote too much, so paraphrasing is the logical alternative. The first step for the writer is to read and re-read the text to be paraphrased to grasp the entire meaning. When paraphrasing, one must convey the intended message of the original author.

An example of effective paraphrasing is:

Another example is:

Paraphrasing will make a paper more readable and make it the writer's own. Paraphrasing well also allows the reader to completely understand the material he or she is writing about. A well-written document will be easier to read and make the author more credible.


References

Colorado State University. (2012). The qualitative versus quantitative debate. Retrieved from http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/research/gentrans/pop2f.cfm

Washington.edu. (n.d.). Writing effective purpose statements. Retrieved from http://faculty.washington.edu/ezent/imwps.htm


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