EasyBib Writing Center Q&A

Q: Is it better to paraphrase or directly quote?

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    Elise BarbeauElise Barbeau

    A: The strongest papers are the ones that don’t rely on simply restated information from other sources. As a writer, you should always strive to reach your own conclusions, and create an original work based on the information from scholarly materials while making sure that the ideas in your paper are original and your own.

    Unless a source expresses an idea in particularly relevant language, it is nearly always best to paraphrase the idea and cite the author. Remember, citations are required whenever you use information from another source, even when you paraphrase.

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