In academic writing, you will need to cite other people’s work in order to offer concrete support and evidence for your arguments. One way to do this is by using paraphrase. This sample essay includes a source text and an extract from a student essay which paraphrases ideas from the source text. The comments show you how to use paraphrase in academic writing.
Read the source text, an extract from a book by Smytheville. Then read the extract from a student essay which paraphrases some of the ideas from the source.