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: