Q. In APA format, how does one paraphase information from an outside source in your own words


How to paraphrase:

  • Be sure to change the wording of the information significantly from the wording in the text.
  • Switching one or two words per sentence is not enough.
  • You want to summarize the information in your own voice, rather than using the author's style of writing.
  • Otherwise, you might as well use a quote rather than paraphrase the author's ideas.

For information on how to paraphrase an author's work in your own writing, please see the Citing Sources in the Text (In-text Citations) 6th edition handout (scroll down to Citing Paraphrased Material) in the APA Help guide.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Patrick Mullane

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