Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2019     Views: 2722

Rewording is called paraphrasing. It is fine to paraphrase information found in other sources for your paper, but you have to give proper credit, just as you do with a direct quote. To do this in APA or MLA formats, use parenthetical citation.

For more information on paraphrasing and plagiarism, see the Plagiarism page in our Information Ethics guide (linked below). Use the Cite your Sources page to access our guides on your citation style.

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  1. Yes. But as it was mentioned previously, you need to use citations and refet to the authors. Here is more on APA Formatting and Style Guide, helpful rewording tool, and info on MLA In-Text Citations. Hope this helps!
    by Karla Long on Sep 12, 2017

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