Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing
Do you have difficulty summarizing or paraphrasing? This is not an uncommon problem. Often we think we've summarized or paraphrased when actually we've changed only a few words or phrases from the original source. Did you know this is considered plagiarism even if the source is properly cited? Yikes!
The McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center has a tool that can help. Here are links to the Summarizing and Paraphrasing section of their Plagiarism tutorial: