It is a way to demonstrate that you have extended your learning.
Two reasons for referencing:
IN THE SOURCE LIST
Knight, D. 1997. Barthes and utopia: space, travel, writing. Oxford: Clarendon.
According to the UJ Plagiarism Policy (2013:06) “Plagiarism is the act of representing the ideas, writings, works or inventions of others as the fruits of one’s own original intellectual endeavors without adequately acknowledging the author or source”. Plagiarism is a serious offence and you should familiarise yourself with the University of Johannesburg and FADA’s plagiarism policies and procedures. If you are unsure whether you are committing plagiarism, consult a lecturer before handing in your assignment.
(University of Guelph, 2021)
PARAPHRASING IS ...
Paraphrasing means ‘to state something written or spoken in different words, especially in a shorter and simpler form to make the meaning clearer’ (Cambridge Online Dictionary, 2022).
Paraphrasing is 'a restating of someone else’s thoughts or ideas in your own words. You must always cite your source when paraphrasing’ (Pears & Shields, 2019 p. 245).
SOME GOOD REASONS TO PARAPHRASE...
According to Jerman (2021), some good reasons to paraphrase include:
This is an example of poor paraphrasing from Western Libraries (2021).
This example, from Hull Library (2019) illustrates how a poor paraphrase can become a perfect one.