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Paraphrasing, Summarizing & Quoting

  • OWL at Purdue: Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing
    This resource provides students with definitions of paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing and includes a rationale for choosing one strategy over another.
  • OWL at Purdue: Sample Essay for Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
    Are you having trouble distinguishing between a summary, a paraphrase and a quotation? This resource provides a sample essay with a summary, paraphrase and a quotation drawn from the sample essay.
  • Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words
    Also from the OWL at Purdue, this resource walks students through the steps of writing effective paraphrases. Examples of student paraphrases compared against the original text are also included.
  • Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
    Hosted by the University of New South Wales, this resource includes sections such as “How to Paraphrase and Summarize” and “When to Paraphrase and Summarize” that students may find especially helpful.
  • Tips on Quoting
    From the Williams College Library, this resource discusses when and why to quote and provides an example.
  • Tips on Summarizing
    From the Williams College Library, this resource discusses what to keep in mind when summarizing outside sources and includes an example of a summary against the original text.
  • Tips on Paraphrasing
    From the Williams College Library, this resource discusses how paraphrasing and summarizing are different and includes an example of a paraphrase against the original text.