Paraphrasing is putting the author's ideas into your own words.
You MUST cite the original source, both in-text and in your references/works cited.
Paraphrasing is NOT:
Using a thesaurus to change words in a sentence or passage.
Rearranging words in a sentence or passage.
MOST of your research findings should be paraphrased.
Paraphrasing allows you to simplify or explain complex articles or passages.
Paraphrasing is the best way to share statistics and numerical data.
you understand the material.
you can synthesize information from a variety of sources.
you put time and effort into your research and writing.
How to Paraphrase