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A good paraphrase involves changing a text, so that it is quite different from the source, while retaining the meaning.

Three top tips for paraphrasing are:

  • Use synonyms (words that have the same meaning as the original)
  • Change the word class (e.g. adjective, noun, verb)
  • Change the word order

The best way to paraphrase is to read the text, put it to one side and then explain it in your own words.