when students change words, rearrange sentences, or use synonyms when
paraphrasing the original text. Paraphrasing entails expressing others' ideas in
your own words so a citation must be provided. The ideas are still the author's
and credit must be given. Plagiarism occurs not only when borrowing words but
For more information
on how to paraphrase, go to Strategies to Avoid Plagiarism
Example 1: Paraphrasing
- Correct Version
a mammoth role in workforce development, but many environments are
inhospitable to learning, and business goals may fail to serve the
learner. The competitive global economy has caused employers to take a
greater interest in human resource development because it is through
people, not technology, that competitive edge is gained.
Although the corporate world represents a major influence in
employees' education, what matters is how this education positively
impacts job outcomes regardless of the educational interests of the
learner. In spite of an increasing interest in the labor force as a
competitive advantage for organizations, economic interests seem to be
above educational ones (Bierema, 2000).
L. (2000). Moving beyond performance paradigms in human resource
development. In A. L. Wilson & E. R. Hayes (Eds.), Handbook of
adult and continuing education (pp. 278-293). San Francisco, CA:
Bierema, L. L. (2000). Moving beyond performance paradigms
in human resource development. In A. L. Wilson & E. R. Hayes (Eds.),
Handbook of adult and continuing education (pp. 278-293). San
Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Note that
the passage ends with a citation of the author (APA
- The main
ideas of the paragraph are expressed in different words, but the
argument is the same as the author's.
- A reference
is also provided (APA style).
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