5.Synonyms have similar, but NOT THE SAME, meaning: replacing single words with synonyms may change the meaning of the original and is not the same as paraphrasing. AVOID RELYING ON GOOGLE TRANSLATE; rather, use a dictionary to find the meaning and use of words.
6. Record your voice when rephrasing the source information; this is sometimes called the sharing technique.
7.Follow careful note-taking techniques:
•Keep clear notes that show if the individual note is a paraphrase or quote.
•Do not look directly at the original when making your notes.
•Do not delay keeping track of reference information; keep a clear and correctly formatted reference list throughout the writing process.
•never cut and paste text to create a paragraph and/or section of your paper;
•make an outline to use as a guide;
•use your own language as much as possible throughout the entire paper;
•only use direct quotations when the idea could not be said any differently and when the quote fits with your own reasoning and context; and
•always introduce a quote before using it in the text.
Watch this 1-minute video for a simple, easy tip to avoid plagiarism and academic dishonesty.
uAlbertaDoS. (2013, December 18). Plagiarism rap (cite your sources) [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT6S4ERI0o8&t=56s