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Avoiding close paraphrasing
Here are some tips to avoid close paraphrasing:
- Find a few different sources, and take notes in your own writing. Write notes like you were explaining the idea to a friend, rather than just transcribing the source.
- Don't write your article with your original sources open in front of you. Take careful notes, then reference your notes as you write your article. When you're done, re-read the article. This time, make frequent references to your original sources to verify that they're not too similar.
- Start by taking notes of key concepts, not phrases, from your sources, noting where each came from.
In the next slide, we'll let you see if you can find some forms of close paraphrasing.