IE3W Lesson 5: Paraphrases
In just one more week, we'll be finished our first essay!
In today's class, we learned about paraphrasing. This is another way we can include information into our research papers from our sources. When you paraphrase, you put the author’s ideas into your own words. Even if you want to use general facts from your source, you still have to paraphrase this information.
Remember that some paraphrases need in-text citation and some paraphrases do not require it.
Before you paraphrase, you have to identify shared language (= words that you cannot change) and find synonyms for words that you can change. This is the most important step in writing a good paraphrase.
This is a difficult skill to master and it often takes a long time to paraphrase information. I even have trouble paraphrasing when I have to prepare research papers, too. Be patient and don’t give up!
1. Blog Comment #4
2. Complete Body Paragraph #2
Blog Question #4:
Review the feedback on body paragraph #1
10/27/2015 10:01:00 pm
There are two things that I should remember before writing body paragraph 2 and 3. Firsty, I should write intext-citation correctly. In my body paragraph 1, I made a mistake in writing intext-citation because I did not understand perfectly how to write it. However, because I learned it again in today's class, I have a confidence to write it correctly. Secondly, I should use right articles in my body paragraphs. In my body paragraph 1, I sometimes forgot to give articles. Thus, I should be careful in giving articles correctly. The reason why it's important to make an outline before starting to write essay is that it will be easier to write paragraphs. If I don't make an outline, maybe my essay will not make sense. Therefore, I should make an outline before I start writing my essay.
10/28/2015 01:18:19 am
2 things that I should remember before writing my body paragraphs are intext citation, and my information jumps across everywhere. For intext citation, I forgot to write the cite that was written. Also, I was absent the week before, so I couldn't understand how I could write it. However, I was glad to notice this before I write my other body paragraphs. Another thing is that my information jumps across the paragraph, which means the sentence changes suddenly. In my sentence, first it was about viewers in soccer. But after that the sentence suddenly summarizes the paragraph. My information jumped from viewer point of view to summarizing point of view.
11/2/2015 04:12:30 am
The two points I should remember are that I should be careful with organization and put supporting idea. Firstly, when I wrote my BP1, I wrote some of information, disobeying the rule that I should write sentences from general to specific information. I wrote information in coontrary, so I shoud be careful to follow the rule. Secondly, in my BP1 I forgot to put supporting idea. So, I jumped the information from genaral to specific so suddenly. It would make readers confused. Therefore, I should pay attention to write more logically.
11/2/2015 07:28:05 am
Two points that I need to remember when I write body paragraph 2 and 3 are supporting ideas and using quotes. Since I tend to forget to write specific reasons of my essay, it often weakens the content. Moreover, I noticed that thanks to supporting ideas, readers would understand what I really want to tell easily during write it. And I tried to use quotes, especially expert's opinion, in my body paragraphs this time, so they would be much better than before, I guess.
11/2/2015 10:44:59 am
Two points I need to remember when I write body paragraphs 2 and 3 are concluding sentence and intent-citation. At body paragraph 1, I forgot to wright it in my essay. So, my essay was not logical construction. Readers could not it smoothly. But at this time, I wrote concluding sentence. I think it will be better than before. Next, I should use intext-citation more carefully. i think The citation makes the essay better. But if I couldn't use it correctly, it would make the essay worse.
11/2/2015 11:25:55 am
I was absent last week and I didn't feel good the day after so I couldn't come to school to receive my body
11/2/2015 05:49:07 pm
First of all, since I chose a too difficult topic, I changed the topic that is easier to write than the last one. I felt that it is most important to carefully choose the topic. Second, when I wrote a new essay, I made sure to always connect my states with the main idea. Lastly, I had to be careful to use a verb suitable for the situation. This is because I often used the same verb in my last essay. I tried harder in order to write a better essay.
11/2/2015 05:52:20 pm
Two points that I need to remember are how to use intext citation properly and leaving out unnecessary information from my paragraph. For example, I used a statistic in my 1st body paragraph, but did not use intext citation for it. If I use intext citation, I can prove it is an authenticity data. Also, I tend to write something too general or unnecessary thing for my supporting ideas. The reason why it happenes is that I am so passionate about my topic and want my reader to know how much I love my topic boy bands. However, for readers, it is not their bussiness whether I love boy bands or not. On top of that, giving too much unnecessary sentences make my essay worse. Therefore, when I write my body paragraphs 2&3, I must care about it.
11/2/2015 06:08:12 pm
I think I did pretty well on body paragraph 1, but I still needed some corrections for some vocabularies and phrases. So I tried to use the best words for body paragraph 2 and 3. Also, there was a problem with my in-text citation, which I didn't put the author name in it because I couldn't find it anywhere. I tried to find the author name this time too, but I still had some problems, so I want to check out where I can find the author name in the next class. If don't put them in my essay, it will and can turn out very bad in many ways so I want to make sure about it.
11/2/2015 09:17:31 pm
Two points I need to remember when I write body paragraphs 2 and 3 are avoiding the logical breakdown and keeping the coherence of the paragraphs.
11/2/2015 09:38:43 pm
First point that I should consider when I write BPs 2, 3 was how to use citations. The citations have to have
11/2/2015 11:58:38 pm
The two important things I have to remember when writing body paragraph 2&3 are using the quote from an expert and put in some examples. I used the Internet to find the quotes of an expert, but there was no good interviews. So I had to write it from the ideas how the companies tried to make the product. I think this is the most useful point of making outlines. I think I should have find a good quote in this part. Another point I must remember is using examples. In the body paragraph 1, I had no examples because of being afraid becoming the paragraph long. After your check, I noticed that examples are more important than ambiguous statistics. In my topic, there are many examples-flavored,what kind of packages they are in, etc. So, in body paragraph 2&3, I tried to use examples as much as I can.
11/3/2015 12:00:34 am
Two points I need to remember when I write body paragraphs 2 and 3 are balance and to include examples. First, the length of all sentences should be about the same. Good balanced paragraphs make readers to understand sentences easier. Second, by including examples, I can support the point. Also it is important to confirm whether I can use examples correctly.
11/3/2015 12:27:56 am
One thing is I should be careful not to repeat my ideas. Sometimes, I don't realize that I'm repeating my ideas while I'm writing my essay. I realize that I am often doing that. The other thing is to make sure I use Italics in my essay. There are many mistakes in my essays . So I'm checking my essays before I turn it in . It is important to have an outline before writing your essays, because that way it will be more easy to start writing . It is a hard writing the essay and it will take more time without it. Having an outline makes your essay more steady and clear too. Your ideas won't be complicated and easy to read .
11/3/2015 12:42:45 am
One of the two points that I needed to remember was to make the essay simple and understandable. When I wrote outline, my essay was so complicated because I didn't know what exactly to write. So I was careful to realize what I was writing to make it simple and understandable. The second one was to give some examples to make my essay believable. I think when I read other's essay, I can believe, understand and be interested in it better if there were some examples.
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