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About Citation

Summarizing and Paraphrasing

Summarizing and paraphrasing are restating information in your own words. Summarizing is condensing the a source, presenting the main ideas. Paraphrasing restates the original ideas in full, but with different wording.

Use your own words and phrasing. If you just replace a few words with synonyms, this still counts as plagiarism.

Imagine the following example:

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Cite your Sources

Remember, even when you are just summarizing or paraphrasing information you still need to make sure you provide proper citations.

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