Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing
|involves copying short sentences or passages from the original text word-for-word||involves putting a section of a text into your own words||involves stating the main ideas and findings of a text into your own words|
|places copied wording within quotation marks||changes the words and phrasing of the original text, but keeps the original meaning of the text||presents a general overview, so is usually much shorter than the original text|
|includes an in-text citation using the expected formatting style (APA, MLA, etc.)||includes an in-text citation using the expected formatting style (APA, MLA, etc.)||includes an in-text citation using the expected formatting style (APA, MLA, etc.)|
Information adapted from: Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing. UAGC Writing Center (n.d.). Retrieved February 2, 2022, from https://writingcenter.uagc.edu/quoting-paraphrasing-summarizing.
"Quotations must be identical to the original, using a narrow segment of the source. They must match the source document word for word and must be attributed to the original author.
Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. A paraphrase must also be attributed to the original source. Paraphrased material is usually shorter than the original passage, taking a somewhat broader segment of the source and condensing it slightly.
Summarizing involves putting the main idea(s) into your own words, including only the main point(s). Once again, it is necessary to attribute summarized ideas to the original source. Summaries are significantly shorter than the original and take a broad overview of the source material."