Paraphrasing means to take someone else's words or ideas and express them in your own words. This can be tricky to do. Here's one way to approach it:
1. Read the information.
2. Take notes on the ideas that support your thesis statement and that you want to use in your paper.
3. Re-read your notes and make sure you understand what the author meant. If you're having a hard time paraphrasing, you might need to read the information again.
4. Write it down in your own words.
5. Be sure to cite the original author.