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Good Paraphrasing

 

Instead, think about what you've read, express it your own way, and give credit to the original author either within the paraphrase or afterward with an in-text citation. (This example uses the APA citation method.)

 

Original

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –  Alice Walker

Good Paraphrasing

Alice Walker (1991) feels that people most often lose the power that they have by believing they never had any power to begin with (p. 112).

or

People often lose the power they have by believing they never had any power to begin with (Walker, 1991, p. 112).