This week’s blog topic builds on last week’s information about recognizing and avoiding plagiarism. Paraphrasing is a scholarly writing technique that conveys the essence of an author’s work, without directly quoting their words. Like any skill, effective paraphrasing takes time, effort, and practice.
Here are the instructions for this week’s Blog:
1) Read these three resources
- Excerpt from The Writer’s Handbook by the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s Writing Center: https://writing.wisc.edu/handbook/assignments/quotingsources/
- Blog post from Walden University’s Writing Center on paraphrasing:http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2017/09/paraphrasing-introduction.html
- Blog post from Walden University’s Writing Center on using citations:https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/citations
2) Select one of the topics from the list below, and write a few sentences about that topic, and/or offer links to resources that offer additional information on that aspect of paraphrasing/scholarly writing.
- a) Patchwork Paraphrasing
- b) Effective, or ineffective, paraphrasing techniques
- c) Acknowledging and citing an author’s work using APA format
- d) Compare or contrast paraphrasing and quoting