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Info in a paraphrase can be re-arranged. Info in a summary must stay in the same order as the original.
A summary is when you condense a large amount of info into just a sentence or two. You might summarize an entire book or movie, for example.
A paraphrase is rewriting someone else’s ideas in your own words. A paraphrase should be about the same length as the original.
A quotation is when you use someone else’s words directly. Use quotation marks to show someone else is talking.
When using outside sources, aim for at least one quotation/paraphrase/summary per paragraph. This will help you make sure you have enough evidence.
Citing outside sources takes time and practice to learn. Practice in your personal writing, like emails, in order to improve!
If you’re too short, add another cite. The citation will artificially boost your word/page length. Writing about that cite will add more detail and strength to your paper.
This goes for quotations, paraphrases, or summaries.
Unless you have permission, of course. But the work you turn in each to each class should be original.