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Steps to effective paraphrasing

What is the difference between quoting and paraphrasing? Do you still need to cite your sources when you paraphrase? You betcha. Here are some practical steps to effective paraphrasing.

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A paraphrase is...
? your own rendition of essential information and ideas expressed by someone else, presented in a new form.
? one legitimate way (when accompanied by accurate documentation) to borrow from a source.
? a more detailed restatement than a summary, which focuses concisely on a single main idea.
Paraphrasing is a valuable skill because...
? it is better than quoting information from an undistinguished passage.
? it helps you control the temptation to quote too much.
? the mental process required for successful paraphrasing helps you to grasp the full meaning of the original.
6 Steps to Effective Paraphrasing
1. Reread ...

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The solution provides steps to effective paraphrasing.