What is the difference between paraphrasing and quoting?
The difference between paraphrasing and quoting is that when quoting you use the author’s exact words, and when paraphrasing you use the author’s ideas but put them in your own words.
In writing, we often have to use other people’s ideas. There is nothing wrong with this. We are often researching, or writing about what other people think. Obviously in order to write about what people think, you need to use their ideas. It is important, however, when you use another person’s ideas that you give that person credit for the ideas.
Giving credit where credit is due is a complicated business....
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Paraphrasing is when you take a excerpt and rephrase it for your understanding or for the audience/reader's understanding.
On the other hand, quoting is directly stating what an individual has said or written.