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Paraphrasing

A common mistake many students make is to paraphrase content without giving credit to the original author. You still must cite the author. In addition, you must make sure your content is written in your own words yet represents the ideas of the source you are citing.

LET'S PRACTICE
Read the two passages below then decide whether Brian's statement is acceptable or if it's plagiarism.

Original Passage
Still, the telephone was only a convenience, permitting Americans to do more casually and with less effort what they had already been doing before.

Boorstin, D.J. (1973). The Americans: the democratic experience, New York: Random House.

Brian's Version
Daniel J. Boorstin argues that the telephone was only a convenience, permitting Americans to do more casually and with less effort what they had already been doing before.

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