Paraphrase to Perfection

Paraphrase to Perfection

Some students complain that formal academic writing squelches their “voice.” Paraphrasing is putting other people’s ideas into your voice—your way of saying or phrasing things.

How to Use (not Abuse) Quotes

How to Use (not Abuse) Quotes

Picking the right quote can elevate your ideas and enhance your credibility. However, if all the quote does is state the obvious or simply repeat common knowledge information (or matter-of-factly summarizes their “expert” opinion), your paper may appear humdrum (or worse).

Is Your Opinion Valid?

Is Your Opinion Valid?

In a reflection paper, you need to validate your opinion. You do this by including a quote or paraphrase from something that led you to your opinion.

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