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Careless paraphrasing

Paraphrasing is using someone else's ideas in your own words and acknowledging the source of the orginal idea. Careless paraphrasing is often the result of the following:

  • using an author's original / specific words, phrases or ideas etc without re-phrasing them in your own words
  • using the same sentence structure as the original text
  • failing to put quotation marks around the original words in your note taking.

Activity 1

Read the original text then the three paraphrases of it. Click on the correct paraphrase.


Note taking



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