How to Paraphrase



 Have you given credit to information from other sources?

Do you have appropriate parenthetical citations or footnotes?

Does every in text citation have a complete, matching citation on your works cited page?

Works Cited / References List

Are the citations in alphabetical order?

Are the citations in the correct style?

Are the citations properly formatted?

Does each citation have a matching in-text citation in the assignment?

Overall Paper Presentation

Are there any spelling or grammatical errors?

Is your paper formatted according to your instructor's guidelines? For example, a paper formatted in APA should have 1-inch margins around the entire paper.

Have you remembered to quote everything taken directly from another source?

If you have borrowed an idea, did you put it in your own words (paraphrase) and cite the source you borrowed from?

source: Information Literacy Instruction Discussion List