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How to Paraphrase without Plagiarizing

How to Paraphrase without Plagiarizing

Author: John Locke

to use research and document it using MLA format

This tutorial will demonstrate the difference between a plagiarized and a fair use of another writer's ideas in a research paper.

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Each step of the paraphrasing process is explained in a video below. The videos have handouts above them which will be useful for you to print out or read before viewing the video.

Step 1: Reading and Thinking

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Paraphrasing, Step 1

Step 2

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Paraphrasing, step 2

Steps 3 and 4 Handout

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Steps 3 and 4 video

Step 5 handout

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