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Quoting, paraphrasing and summarising
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
This handout is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. This handout compares and contrasts the three terms, gives some pointers, and includes a short excerpt that you can use to practice these skills.
Successful vs. unsuccessful paraphrases
University of Wisconsin Madison: Paraphrasing is often defined as putting a passage from an author into “your own words.” But what are your own words? How different must your paraphrase be from the original?
Video - Paraphrasing (from BrainPop)
This video from BrainPop explains what paraphrasing is -- and why it's important.
When you're done, be sure to take the BrainPop quiz.