Hi Class, paraphrasing as I have mentioned is one of the more important skills needed to write a researched essay, so I thought we could practice 🙂
The original passage from a textbook
“Students frequently overuse direct quotations when taking notes, and as a result they overuse quotations in the final [research] paper. Probably only about 10% of your final manuscript should appear as directly quoted matter. Therefore, you should strive to limit the amount of exact transcribing of source materials while taking notes” (Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers. 2nd ed. (1976): 46-47.)