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How to Paraphrase a Difficult Text

Paraphrasing is essential when using sources in writing, but it’s challenging when a source uses difficult language. You can still use the source. However, you need to break down the steps for writing an effective paraphrase. The four steps are to look up difficult words, rewrite the passage ...

The Value of Keeping Old Writing Assignments

I was flipping through a file folder in my desk when I started laughing. I’d found a funny paper I’d written in high school. The experience made me think about why I’ve kept many of my writing assignments, and there were reasons besides to entertain myself in the future. You shoul ...

Help Students Avoid Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a concern in all college classrooms. As an instructor you may submit papers to websites like TurnItIn or use a Google search, to assess potential problems. Have you discussed plagiarism with your students or do you expect them to come to your class with a full understanding? Have ...