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Quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing

Learn how to quote, summarize, and paraphrase other scholars' works and avoid plagiarism

Pop quiz!

1. When you paraphrase, you need to do all of the following (select all that apply):

A. Write it in your own words.
B. Put quotation marks around it.
C. Cite the source that it came from.
D. Indent it.

2. A paraphrase is just like a quotation only without the quotation marks. 

A. True
B. False


Quiz answers

1. Both A and C are the correct answers.

2. False is the correct answer. A paraphrase is restatement of the author’s ideas in your own words.

Author credit

Adapted from "Using someone else's words: Quote, summarize, and paraphrase your way to success" © Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at San Francisco State University. Adapted with permission.