A paraphrase is a restatement of a passage in your own structure and words. A paraphrase is usually about the same length as the original passage and retains the same level of detail.
A summary is a condensed version of a passage in your own structure and words. A summary is generally shorter than the original source because it aims to extract the main idea of the passage and may not retain the same level of detail as the original.
Paraphrases and summaries allow you to synthesize and integrate ideas seamlessly into your own text, while still maintaining your voice in the paper. Generally, in academic writing, you will want to paraphrase or summarize sources more often than quoting them directly.
When writing your paraphrase:
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