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5 Quick Steps of Paraphrasing

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on 20 September 2016

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Transcript of 5 Quick Steps of Paraphrasing

What is it? How can i do it?
5 Quick Steps of Paraphrasing
1. Reread.
2. Write your thoughts down.
3. Write a key word or phrase about the subject.
4. Check your ideas to the original piece. And use quotation marks to show where you copied exactly.
5. Go back and make changes.
Paraphrasing means putting information into your own words.
The paraphrased version should be shorter than the original version.
You don't copy the author word for word, that is plagiarizing.
You are changing the author's words but not the author's meaning.
Step 1:
Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning.
Step 2:
Set the original piece aside.
Write down your thoughts and most important details on a note card or piece of paper
Step 3:
After you finish writing, at the top of the paper write a key word or phrase that represents the author's controlling idea.
Step 4:
Check your paraphrasing against the original.
Make sure that it is accurate and you didn't change its meaning.
Use quotation marks to identify any terms/words you copied exactly.

Step 5:
Use synonyms for words that you copied exactly. Use words that you know and understand.
Add important information that was left off.
Take out any information that isn't important or relevant
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