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Paraphrasing Steps and Examples Step 1: Understand what you are reading. If you don't understand it, you can't paraphrase it correctly. That's guaranteed. Step 2: Think about the ideas, especially how the ideas may relate to your specific topic. Step 3: Not looking at the original, write down the ideas. Step 4: Look back at the original to see if you have changed the grammar and vocabulary. If not, change them now. Sample Paraphrase Original Named for James Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in March 1981, the Brady Bill establishes a national waiting period and background check for the purchase of a handgun. (Bender, 1995: 137) Phrases to avoid from the original are in bold: Named for James Brady , the White House press secretary who was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in March 1981, the Brady Bill establishes a national waiting period and
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