How to Paraphrase: Definition & Examples


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Which of these must you remember to do when paraphrasing?

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1. Why is a source important to paraphrasing?

2. Which of these is a benefit of paraphrasing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of how to paraphrase. Some of the material you will be assessed on includes the importance of sources when paraphrasing as well as the method of paraphrasing which is the most acceptable.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Information to remember when paraphrasing
  • Paraphrasing benefits
  • Differentiating paraphrasing from summarizing
  • Importance of sources regarding paraphrasing
  • Paraphrasing method that is the most acceptable

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how to paraphrase
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the most acceptable method of paraphrasing and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of paraphrasing

Additional Learning

To learn more about paraphrasing, review the accompanying lesson called How to Paraphrase: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Tell what it means to 'paraphrase'
  • Relate at least five tips for paraphrasing
  • Define plagiarism, and explain five suggestions to avoid plagiarism