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Learn how to paraphrase well.


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Sources used include:

Paraphrasing. (2012). Academy of Art University.

Cornish, L. S. (2014). 'Mum, can I play on the internet?' Parents' understanding, perception and responses to online advertising designed for children. International Journal of Advertising, 33(3), 437-473.

Goals For This Tutorial

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Define paraphrasing
  • Know how to paraphrase someone else's words or ideas
  • Know when to cite sources used in your paper
  • Recognize and avoid common paraphrasing mistakes