PARAPAHSING TECHNIQUE DEFINITION y A paraphrase is a restatement of an author¶s original ideas into your own words.

It is essentially a translation of the author¶s published ideas into the reader¶s interpretation of them.

The Technique y Replace a Phrase with a Word (or a Word with a Phrase)

-When summarizing lengthy or complex quotes or passages, you can shorten the number of words you use in your paraphrase by condensing phrases into words. When summarizing lengthy or complex quotes or passages, you can shorten the number of words you use in your paraphrase by condensing phrases into words. y Start the Sentence Differently

-Sometimes, many of the sentences that you summarize from abstracts end up being written in the same sentence construction. Therefore, you may need to rearrange a few phrases or clauses to enhance your variety and readability y Replace a Word with a Synonym

-Many words, especially nouns, verbs and adjectives, have counterparts that are interchangeable with the author¶s original words. y Change Passive into Active Voice/Negative Slant to Positive

-Replace any linking verbs with action verbs. This will increase your options and improve the clarity of your summary

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