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Title: Paraphrasing


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Paraphrasing
  • The art of saying exactly what the source said --
    not exactly

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Remember
  • You must give credit for every
  • Summary
  • Paraphrase
  • Quotation

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Paraphrase Definition
  • A sentence-by-sentence restatement of the meaning
    of a passage
  • Owl Writing Lab

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How to Paraphrase
  • 1. Identify a passage that contains important
    information in language too complicated or too
    boring to quote.

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When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of
high social importance, there will be great
changes in the code of morals. We shall be able
to rid ourselves of many of the pseudo-moral
principles which have hag-ridden us for years.
John Maynard KeynesBritish Economist
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2. Read the passage carefully
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When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of
high social importance, there will be great
changes in the code of morals. We shall be able
to rid ourselves of many of the pseudo-moral
principles which have hag-ridden us for years.
John Maynard KeynesBritish Economist
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3. Read for chunks of meaning
  • When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of
    high importance, there will be great changes in
    the code of morals.

WHAT?
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3. Rewrite each chunk in your own words
  • The understanding of right and wrong would be
    different if society valued money less than it
    does.

When the accumulation of wealth is no longer of
high importance, there will be great changes in
the code of morals.
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4. DO NOT
  • Translate one word at a time
  • Follow the same sentence structure

At the time that collecting money is not any more
of elevated collective significance . . .
WHAT?
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5. DO
  • Use the thesaurus to carefully choose synonyms
  • Keep meaning in the same order as much as
    possible

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5. DO
  • Make sure that each sentence makes sense
  • Make sure that the whole paraphrase makes sense

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5. DO
John Maynard Keynes says that the understanding
of right and wrong would be different if society
valued money less than it does (56).
  • Credit your source

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For Example
  • UC Writing Lab

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Paraphrase Summary
  • 1. Select passage you want to use
  • 2. Read passage carefully
  • 3. Read for meaning in chunks
  • 4. Rewrite in your own words
  • 5. Do not translate one word at a time
  • 6. Make sure the writing makes sense
  • 7. Credit your source
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