Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Plagiarism

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<p>Paraphrasing and Plagiarism</p> <p>Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and PlagiarismAn OverviewParaphrasingWhat is paraphrasing?A way to incorporate a sources ideas without directly quoting the sourceUsing your own words to convey another authors informationUsing a different sentence or paragraph structure to convey the informationUsually a similar length as the original text</p> <p>Example of ParaphrasingOriginal: As any publisher or filmmaker can attest, Jane Austen is a hot literary commodity. Every week seems to bring a new continuation, reimagining, mashup, or modernization of her novels (Jerrit, 107).Paraphrasing: Jane Austen is a popular figure in literature and movies today. Her novels have been transformed and adapted to fit the modern world (Jerrit, 107).SummarizingWhat is summarizing?A way to include information without directly quoting the sourceUsing your own words and structureA way to give a brief overview of information from another sourceShorter than the original text</p> <p>Example of SummarizingOriginal: Today more than 23 million U.S. children and adolescents are either obese or overweight. Being overweight during childhood increases the risk of developing diseases such as high cholesterol, hypertension, respiratory ailments, orthopedic problems, depression and type 2 diabetes. Of particular concern is type 2 diabetes, which has increased dramatically in children and adolescents, especially in the African American population (Green, Riley, and Hargrove 915).Summary: Millions of children and teenagers are overweight, which increases the likelihood that these children will develop diseases later in life. Due to the increase in obesity, type 2 diabetes poses a specific problem for children and teens (Green, Riley, and Hargrove 915).PlagiarismUsing another persons work without citing the sourceIncorrectly citing a sourceIncorrectly paraphrasingIncorrectly summarizingExamples of PlagiarismOriginal: Curriculum concerns for the obese should include instructions in nutrition, individual and group counseling, exercise classes, and training in eating control techniques (Green, Riley, and Hargrove 917).Plagiarism: Curriculum for obese children should include instructions in individual and group counseling, nutrition, training for eating control practices, and exercise classes (Green, Riley, and Hargrove 917).Common Mistakes to AvoidMake sure that when paraphrasing and summarizing, the original message and intent of the author is still clearMake sure that a direct quotation is not taken out of context of the rest of the textWorks CitedJerrit, Jessica. "No Persuasion Necessary: Jane Austen's Eternal Appeal." Library Journal 135.15 (2010): 107. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.Green, Gregory, Clarence Riley, and Brenda Hargrove. "Physical Activity And Childhood Obesity: Strategies And Solutions For Schools And Parents." Education 132.4 (2012): 915-920. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Nov. 2012.Paraphrasing vs. Plagiarizing (76a). University of Mary Washington Writing Center. Print.</p>

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