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Paraphrasing: what it is and how to do it

Swapping the author’s words for your own, even with the help of the thesaurus, won’t save you from plagiarism. Indeed, although the thesaurus is a useful writing tool, it can also be a trap. In a PhD, dissertation or essay, successful paraphrasing is taking the nub of someone else’s argument and relating it to the point you are making.
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How to quote in your essay

Quoting other writers in your work shows that you are engaging closely with the sources you are citing and can back up your ideas with evidence. Here are three ways to include direct quotes: 1 Integrate the quote in your…

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