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FEBE- Urban and Regional Planning: Paraphrasing

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PARAPHRASEA restatement of a text or passage in other words. It is extremely important to note that changing a few words from an original source does NOT qualify as paraphrasing. A paraphrase must make significant changes in the style and voice of the original while retaining the essential ideas. If you change the ideas, then you are not paraphrasing -- you are misrepresenting the ideas of the original, which could lead to serious trouble.

QUOTATION: Using words from another source by including inverted commas and acknowledging the source. 

Paraphrasing and Summarizing

How to Paraphrase

Steps to Paraphrasing