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Paraphrasing, quoting and summarising: Paraphrasing example

What does it mean when you are asked to paraphrase, summarise or quote text?

Example of paraphrasing

Example of a paraphrase
Top tips to remember:
The sentence structure and vocabulary of the original text have been changed
Technical terms do not changed
The first sentence introduces the paraphrased material
Reporting verbs are used to discuss the ideas from the text (i.e. considers, declares, maintains)
In text citation is provided
Remember that a full reference list should be included at the end of your work