English 161 Paraphrase Practice

English 161 Paraphrase Practice - English 161 Academic...

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Unformatted text preview: English 161: Academic Writing II Taking Issue: Writing Analytically about Ethics and Politics Lecturer: William Ford Paraphrase Practice Paraphrase : "To show alongside." Use only for short passages: two or three sentences at most, often for less than a sentence--a clause or even a phrase. A paraphrase is about the same length as the original writing, and contains all the information of the original, in your own words, and with different syntax (word order) from that of the original. It is very much like a translation of a quotation, but within the same language, and, like a quotation, it requires one to credit the source by means of an in-text citation at the end. Example : Quote: "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Paraphrase: It is meaningless, replete with noise and vehemence [wrath, vexation, rage, violence], a story related by an imbecile [moron, cretin] (Macbeth qtd. in Shakespeare)....
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