Via the Purdue OWL Writing Lab
Questions 1 6 Paraphrase: Write It in Your Own Words
See this webpage to prepare for the activty: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/619/01/ After reviewing the webpage above, fill in the answers below for 1 4.
1) What is paraphrasing? You are allowed to copy/paste the information for #1. (You’ll need to visit this link for the answer. FYI: this link is located in the first paragraph of the webpage listed above.)
Involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. A paraphrase must also be attributed to the original source. Paraphrased material is usually shorter than the original passage, taking a somewhat broader segment of the source and condensing it slightly.
2) Paraphrasing is a valuable skill because (list the 3 reasons from the webpage):
a) involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. A paraphrase must also be attributed to the original source. Paraphrased material is usually shorter than the original passage, taking a somewhat broader segment of the source and condensing it slightly.
b) it helps you control the temptation to quote too much.
c) the mental process required for successful paraphrasing helps you to grasp the full meaning of the original. 3) Fill in the missing word or phrase:
1. Reread the original passage until you understand its full meaning.
2. Set the original aside, and write your paraphrase on a note card [or digital document].
3. Jot down a few words below your paraphrase to remind you later how you envision using this material. At the top of the note card, write a keyword or phrase to indicate the subject of your paraphrase.
4. Check your rendition with the original to make sure that your version accurately expresses all the essential information in a _new form
5. Use ___quotation marks to identify any unique term or phraseology you have borrowed exactly from the source.
6. Record the source (including the page) on your note card so that you can _credit it easily if you decide to incorporate the material into your paper. 4) In the “Some examples to compare” section, explain the difference between the plagiarized version and the legitimate paraphrase version: (in your own words)
Ina legitimate paraphrase it only says that people often quote excessively which in terms could just mean they use too many quotes altogether. In that case I would assume you could use your own words in the quotes instead of direct quotes. The plagiarized version ,however, only uses direct quotes said by somebody else. Instead of putting something in your own words, you are using the exact wording that the person has generally said.
5) Paraphrasing examples
First, view this list of passages first (they are NOT paraphrased they are samples of the original text from a source): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/619/2/ Second, view the possible answers for paraphrasing each passage: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/619/3/ True or False
In all of the possible answers, an intext citation that acknowledges the original source is included with each paraphrase of an original passage. Place an X next to your answer between the brackets.
True [ x ]
False [ ] 6) Now You Try
First, read the article sample and citation.
Second, write a paraphrase of the sample from the article. Article sample to paraphrase:
At one point in