Some paraphrasing for students tips: What happens when you read something in a book, journal or other source and you want to include it in your paper but you can’t find any other way of writing it without losing the meaning. Maybe you can quote it directly …. But you cannot do that very often as you will probably lose marks if you use too many direct quotes or quotes that are too long. You might be tempted to just copy it into your paper just as if you had written it – but that is very dangerous as it will show up on your Turnitin report.
The answer is paraphrasing for students – but it is a difficult thing to do – and if English is not your native language then it might feel almost impossible. It’s time to get some professional help!
But is paraphrasing an art or a science?
According to Glenn Stevens, “the ability to look at a sentence then create the same piece of meaning with a different set of words really is an art. It’s something that comes when you have many, many years’ experience of editing texts. It’s not about looking at it word by word but seeing the whole sentence and what it is trying to say then finding a completely different way of saying it almost instantly. I have been editing text since the mid-1980s so I guess you could say I am a paraphrasing artist!”
Proofreading for Students will paraphrase those parts of your paper that you are worried about and return it to you with a Writecheck/Turnitin report so you can submit it with complete confidence.
Contact us today and let us know how we can help you. Email your paper and Turnitin report if you have one. If you don’t we will prepare one for you.