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maksrah
maksrah asks:
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WHAT IS A PARAPHRASE

ON SCIENCE PROJECT
In Topics: Back to school
> 60 days ago

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Allyn Anderson
Dec 31, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Paraphrase is the simple restatement in your own words of another's ideas or observations. To avoid plagiarism, it is important to give credit to the original source.

Often when paraphrasing, you will write a statement in your own words that is about the same length or perhaps longer than the original passage.

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mleano8
mleano8 , Student writes:
Paraphrasing in terms of Science usually means taking the findings of your research and summarizing it in your own words.

For instance, let's say you were doing a Science Project and did some research about it on the Internet and found 10 pages worth of answers. Paraphrasing would be summarizing those 10 pages of research into a shorter, more condensed answer. I'm sure you don't want to spend all night writing a novel about your Science Project so paraphrasing will be key.

Some quick advice though about paraphrasing: Be careful not to plagiarize. Plagiarism is defined as stealing someone else's words and passing it off as your own without crediting them.

I listed a couple articles to help you out on how to paraphrase without plagiarizing.

Good Luck and if you need practice, try "paraphrasing" my answer into 2 short sentences....just kidding ;)

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jritchie
jritchie writes:
Hi there,

Thanks for your question. To paraphrase is to summarize something in your own words. For example you can paraphrase a story, by retelling a shortened version of it in your own words. Make sure to highlight the important points. Good luck!
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