Paraphrasing means to take the words of others and put them into your own words. Some direct quotations are too long and too many of them don't showcase your comprehension or reflection on the subject. Paraphrased words still require a citation either through putting the author's name within the paragraph or at the end of the sentence. Sometimes it's better to directly quote the source than to paraphrase, especially if what the author says supports what you wrote. However, know the difference between direct quotations and copy/paste plagiarism.
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