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Quote & Paraphrase

When you use someone else's research, information, or ideas, you will need to quote or paraphrase it.

 

Always properly cite an author's original idea whether you have directly quoted or paraphrased it.
 

 

 

 

 

Ideally, papers will contain a good balance of direct quotations, paraphrasing, and your own thoughts. 

 

Simply changing a few words from the original source is plagiarism. If you cannot state an idea in your own words, you should quote the original source. 

 

 

 

 

  • Please remember the guidelines in the Milton Academy Academic Integrity Guide. There are examples of what constitutes good quoting and paraphrasing practice.
  • Use these guides to help you cite basic materials, but if you have questions about how to cite properly, Ask a Librarian.
Always properly cite an author's original idea
whether you have directly quoted or paraphrased it.