There are several ways to properly include words, opinions, information, and ideas from outside sources:
- Copy out the information word for word, place quotation marks around it, and then provide a citation for the information
- Take the information or idea, completely rephrase it in your own words, and then provide a citation for the information.
- Don’t just switch out a few words – in order to properly paraphrase, you must restate those ideas in your own words.
Check out this fantastic video by Conrad Van Dyk for more information on paraphrasing: