Paraphrasing means to take the words of others and put them into your own words. Too many direct quotations, for example, pushes out comprehension or reflection of a research subject.
Paraphrased words still require a citation by putting the author's name within the paragraph or at the end of the sentence. Sometimes it's better to quote the source directly than paraphrase, primarily if what the author says supports what you wrote. However, know the difference between direct quotations and copy/paste plagiarism.
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