Week 4 WORKSHOP PARAPHRASING 1

Week 4 WORKSHOP PARAPHRASING 1 - Understanding Paraphrasing...

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Understanding Paraphrasing Prepared by the LLA Team
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Paraphrasing Purpose of workshop: to answer these 3 questions for you. What is paraphrasing? Why is it essential in academic writing? How is it done?
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What is paraphrasing? a very common form of in-text referencing restating/rewriting an author’s words in our own words without changing meaning a writing skill that shows we have done research and can use this to support our arguments
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Why do we paraphrase? to avoid plagiarism to include the ideas of others in our own writing to show that we have read and understood it is standard academic practice
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How do we paraphrase? We understand what we have read We decide to link what we have read to our writing We rewrite/restate the original author’s words We use our own words We express the same meaning as the original We provide a correct reference
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How do we paraphrase? We DO NOT cut and paste the original words We DO NOT cut and paste and then change a few words We DO NOT cut and paste and then change the sentence order
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Paraphrasing Techniques using your own words Changing vocabulary Using different word forms Using different patterns of grammar/structure Changing the order of ideas Using reporting verbs/phrases correctly Keeping the original meaning do not change the tone, opinions or facts presented
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Changing vocabulary Use synonyms (verbs/nouns) e.g. They investigated the problems = They examined the difficulties Use whole phrases with similar meaning e.g. Administrators resolved to create a level playing field = Administrators decided to make things fairer for all .. Do not try to overuse synonyms. Specialist/technical language doesn’t change e.g. Recent discoveries in DNA have given brain surgeons hope = Brain surgeons are more hopeful now due to DNA research
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Use of Nominalisation changing verb forms to noun forms e.g. The report was completed in April, meaning the project may commence. = The April completion of the report
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Week 4 WORKSHOP PARAPHRASING 1 - Understanding Paraphrasing...

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