Do I cite when I paraphrase?
When you paraphrase, you use your own words. This is usually preferable to direct quotes because the information is written in your own style, but you must be careful not to change the meaning. When paraphrasing, you must still acknowledge where you got the idea from by including a parenthetical citation.
What is inappropriate paraphrasing?
Inappropriate paraphrasing is the most common type of plagiarism. This is when an author only makes small changes to the source text, such as using synonyms to replace one or two words, rearranging the order of the original text, using passive instead of active voice, or changing the verb tense.
What is the difference between paraphrase and summary?
Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. Summarizing involves putting the main idea(s) into your own words, including only the main point(s).
What are the uses of paraphrase?
Paraphrasing enables you to express a writer’s ideas in a clearer, shorter or more suitable way for your own purposes. This allows the ideas to support the argument of your essay rather than distract from it.