When you refer to another person’s ideas in your work, you can either quote it, or paraphrase it. Paraphrasing involves putting the idea in your own words. It is usually better to put ideas into your own words as it shows you understand them. Here is part of a journal article. To paraphrase this text, I would put it in my own words. Like this.
Today, we’re going to look at how to reference your work. What is referencing? Hey, Dave. Have you finished your essay yet?
Are you having problems with the referencing? Well, it can be tricky, but the library’s ‘Referencing your work’ guide should help. It shows you how to reference most types of sources using the Harvard system.