Video Lesson: Quoting and Paraphrasing

Length: 2:19 They say “practice makes perfect,” and that’s exactly what comes into play when students start learning how to effectively and responsibly include quotes and paraphrases in their writing. It doesn’t come easily for everyone! Starting at a young age, students all over the world learn and practice how to create argumentative, expository, analytical, […] ...

Teaching Writing: When to Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize

Students often struggle to integrate sources into their writing. After the difficult process of finding evidence to support their thesis, they face the new challenge of deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize sources. Before asking students to paraphrase, it’s important to explain what that means. In the simplest terms, paraphrasing is rewording AND rearranging. […] ...

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing—Oh, My!

If you’ve ever written a research essay, you know the struggle is real. Should you use a direct quote? Should you put it in your own words? And how is summarizing different from paraphrasing—aren’t they kind of the same thing? Knowing how you should include your source takes some finesse, and knowing when to quote […] ...