Quoting and Paraphrasing

When you quote work from other people there are a few rules:

  1. If you leave a word/s out, replace it/them with ellipses (…) “…when you leave a word out of a quoted sentence insert three dots…”
  2. If you change any word/s in a quote (sometimes to make it easier to read), then put the new word/s in square brackets  “…when you leave a word out of a quoted sentence [make sure you include] three dots…”
  3. Always include the reference source, with the page number (if appropriate)
paraphrase is a quote that you re-state in your own words, so you need to include the reference source.

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One response to “Quoting and Paraphrasing

  1. I love PREP… This structure makes so much sense and makes writing so simple. I’ve used this for my Uni assignments before and now I can’t write without it… I’m addicted to the good marks I get now 🙂

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