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Patrick’s essay: paraphrasing

Follow an example of how to paraphrase and process data from a credible source text, to correctly re-express key information in your own words.

In this video Jonathan provides an example of how Patrick has used paraphrasing in his essay on food waste using a credible source; the European Commission (2011).

Follow Jonathan as he explains how Patrick:

  • re-expressed the ideas and data from the source text in his own words
  • changed the language to avoid plagiarism
  • processed the data to make a calculation which demonstrates he has correctly understood the data from the EU report.

You can view the paragraphs from the video in this PDF document.

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