What is paraphrasing?


Paraphrasing is rewriting a small section of text in your own words. A paraphrase may be longer than the original article because it sometimes takes more words to explain something complicated in simple terms. Paraphrasing should sound like your writing, and not like something written by an expert. It should clearly convey the information from the original, and not just summarize the main points.

Updated on March 10, 2018

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Examples of Summary, Quotation and Paraphrase
By Virginia Kearney