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Learning, Research & Organisational Skills - Paraphrasing - A Checklist

Paraphrasing: Interpreting and phrasing another author’s writing by re-writing their argument in your own words and in your own way.

  • Revise/change the vocabulary used by putting it in your own words

  • Re-organise the structure of the content

  • Reference/Cite the author directly. See .PDF Guide to Creating Your Reference List

  • Re-check your work to ensure your words are not too similar to the original; this not only avoids plagiarism, but also ensures that you understand the subject.


As you reference/cite another author’s words, make a note of the information required for creating your reference list at the end of your work.

Paraphrasing - A Checklist .PDF


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