Paraphrasing Steps

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What comes below is a step by step guide on how to paraphrase a text in order to avoid plagiarism. I hope you'll find it useful. If there's any comment, you can contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Paraphrase a Text?

Step 1: Perusing. Read the original text carefully in order to get the whole idea

Step 2: Word Substitution. Substitute the words in the original text with the synonyms and closest equivalents.

Step 3: Sentence Manipulation. Check to what extent you can rearrange the sentences. For complex texts, change the place of the subjects and predicates. Change active voice to passive voice and vice-versa. Change the place of the sources. For simpler texts, try to write a rendition which best suits the essential information in the original text. Remember to cite the sources as well.

Step 4: Check the meaning of your paraphrase against the original text.

Step 5: Mention the sources related to each paraphrasing section.

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