A paraphrase is an indirect quotation written in your
own words. It involves rewriting the original completely -
including the sentence structure - not just changing a few words.
As with quoting, you need to provide a full citation when you
paraphrase, but not usually a page number.
The way in which you paraphrase depends on the use you are
making of the information in your own argument. The following
examples paraphrase different aspects of the original text:
- Nobody owns or controls the Internet, although there are
various bodies which ensure it continues to function well
- Cottrell (2003) points out that certain novels are available
only through the Internet.
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