29 Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing means to rewrite someone else’s idea in your own words without changing the original meaning while changing the structure of the original. ​A paraphrase is about the same length as the original.


Key Takeaways

Paraphrase to:

  • avoid having too many quotes in your essay
  • present, compare or contrast the contributions of others in your own writing style
  • show that you understood the information you are using as you are not simply copying it, but rewording and restructuring it

Source: (Stern, 2007).




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