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Confused About Paraphrasing
Studies show that many students plagiarize inadvertently because they do not know how to paraphrase correctly. The following websites discuss proper paraphrasing and illustrate with examples.
The following articles provide teaching strategies to help students improve their paraphrasing skills:
Maas, David F. "Make Your Paraphrasing Plagiarism Proof with a Coat of E-Prime." ETC.: A Review of General Semantics (2002): 196-205.
Shirley, S. "The Art of Paraphrase." Teaching English in the Two-Year College (December 2004): 186-189.
Walker, Angela. "Preventing Unintentional Plagiarism: A Method for Strengthening Paraphrasing Skills." Journal of Instructional Psychology 35 4 387-395.
Studies on Paraphrasing and Plagiarism:
Barry, Elaine. "Can Paraphrasing Help Students Define Plagiarism?" College Student Journal (June2006): 377-384.
Howard, Rebecca Moore. "Plagiarisms, Authorships, and the Academic Death Penalty." College English (1995) 62 (4): 473-91.
Roig, M. "Can Undergraduate Students Determine Whether Text Has Been Plagiarized." Psychological Record (1997): 113-122.
_____ "Plagiarism and Paraphrasing Criteria of College and University Professors." Ethics and Behaviour (2001) 11(3):307-324.