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Knowing the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing will help you to avoid plagiarism.
|Copy text directly from source.
|Use your own words to fully describe ideas from source.
|Use your own words to explain only the key points or main arguments of the source.
|Matches original source word for word.
|Does not include too many words or phrases from the original source. Changes the sentence structure from the original source
|Significantly reduces the length of the original text.
|Attribute quote to author with in-text citation. Short quotes enclosed in "quotation marks." Longer quotes are set apart from text and indented.
|Attribute paraphrased ideas to author through in-text citation.
|Attribute main points to author through in-text citation.
This YouTube video explains the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing in more detail.
Definition of Plagiarism
"The act of taking the writings of another person and passing them off as one's own."
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