Here's a brief explanation of the difference between quoting and paraphrasing:
When you QUOTE, you are borrowing from another text by copying
information from that text word for word (verbatim) and placing this copied
information within your own text.
When you PARAPHRASE, you copy an idea from another text, but
you put that idea into your own words.
In every case, both quoted and paraphrased material must be accurately documented
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according to MLA or APA protocols.
Try the following resources:
Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Learn to distinguish the difference between the quote and the paraphrase.
The site includes a sample essay and a link to a documentation guidelines
Practice Quoting and Paraphrasing at the City University of New
online writing lab. After you do the quote
workshop, go to the paraphrase