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EFFECTIVE PARAPHRASING TECHNIQUES 2 Paraphrasing skills are critical writing skills for students in universities and colleges. These skills help them to produce most captivating content, evaluate information and express their opinions. It is important that students learn effective ways of paraphrasing to learn how to produce original work while giving credit to the original author. With the advancing era in higher education, new processes and techniques are introduced to help students upgrade their quality of work and be able to share creative and innovative ideas. Paraphrasing in academics helps students to borrow ideas from other sources to avoid plagiarism (Bretag & Mahmud, 2009). The purpose of paraphrasing is to help a student express someone else’s ideas more simply and clearly. As an academic writer, a student is responsible for acknowledging sources accordingly to avoid a misrepresentation of ideas. There are different techniques that students can use in paraphrasing the work of others. This essay will discuss the possible effective ways that students can learn to paraphrase in order to practice academic integrity. It will argue that referencing and citing sources used, rewriting materials in using synonyms, changing from quoted to an indirect speech, and changing the sentence structure are some of the most effective paraphrasing techniques. Changing a quoted speech to an indirect form of speech is an effective way of paraphrasing. This form of speech changing allows a student to organize ideas from a source and rewrite them in a coherent manner. Converting a direct speech into an indirect without losing the central idea of what the speaker meant helps to avoid plagiarizing the speech. In this way, the speech which was previously quoted is opened and rephrased (Fisk & Hurst, 2003). With this attempt, the intention and idea of the speech remains original as it was mentioned. Direct quotes are usually appropriate when a writer wants to give a clear definition of a concept or when something has been expressed in a powerful and unique way. However, it is necessary to change
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