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Paraphrasing basics


Paraphrasing is a way of integrating research into your writing.

Academic writing requires you to draw on research to support your arguments and approach. Paraphrasing is a way of upholding academic integrity because it avoids copying directly from texts and possible plagiarism.

To integrate the research and ideas of experts into your writing, you need to paraphrase – or say what the text says in your own words.

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