Paraphrasing & Avoiding Plagiarism
Watch my series of 3 video presentations for UNC about paraphrasing and plagiarism!
Further reading on paraphrasing and plagiarism:
- The UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center has an excellent handout on paraphrasing and plagiarism
- The UNC Libraries have useful tutorials on information ethics and citations
- Purdue’s Online Writing Lab has good information on paraphrasing
The following sites contain extracts for you to practice paraphrasing:
- this page on Purdue’s Online Writing Lab has some good examples (and answers — but don’t read them yet!)
- here are some exercises from the University of Houston-Victoria in Texas. Obviously, don’t email your answers to their tutor as directed!
For more help with citations and style guides
- Good summaries of the different styles guides are available from the UNC Library and the Purdue Online Writing Lab
- Search the Database of Instructions to Authors (publication requirements, style, guides, etc) from the Mulford Library at the University of Toledo — an essential source for scientific writers.