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Paraphrasing

Terrified of taking notes? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the skill of paraphrasing. You’ll learn how paraphrases are different from direct quotes, and two reasons why you might need to paraphrase a text. Find out the four steps to writing a good paraphrase, and how you can make sure you avoid plagiarism. You’ll also learn what plagiarism is and how to keep from doing it. Plus, you’ll discover two characteristics of an effective paraphrase. So, go ahead--say it in your own words!

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What is paraphrasing?

Should your paraphrasing be shorter than the original source?

How do I show that I’ve used words from somebody else?