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ID 305 Academic Research (Day Program): Writing Helps

Writing Help

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The Limestone College OWL (online writing lab) is the virtual extension of the Writing Center on the main campus. The LC OWL offers live peer tutorial sessions to all Extended Campus students. On campus students may visit the Writing Lab in person. 

The Writing Center at Limestone College

Current Hours of Operation:

Finals Week Hours for the Writing Center

 Thursday May 3:   9a.m.-12p.m., 7p.m.-10p.m.     

 Friday May 4:  8a.m.-11a.m.  

 Saturday May 5:    Closed

 Sunday May 6:   Closed

 Monday May 7:  9:30a.m.-2p.m.

 Tuesday, May 8:  Writing Center closes for the spring semester

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Gaslight Student Handbook: Academic Conduct Appendix B

Help with Paraphrasing

Paraphrasing Tips

"But if I change a few words that's paraphrasing - right?"

It is extremely important to note that changing a few words from an original source does NOT qualify as paraphrasing. A paraphrase must make significant changes in the style and voice of the original while retaining the essential ideas. If you change the ideas, then you are not paraphrasing -- you are misrepresenting the ideas of the original, which could lead to serious trouble.

Paraphrasing can be a difficult task. It is more than substituting a few words or terms. The University of Maine Farmington has a helpful 4-step guide to assist students with developing skills for paraphrasing.

This information has been freely provided by and can be reproduced without the need to obtain any further permission as long as the URL of the original article/information is cited.

What is Plagiarism? (n.d.) Retrieved October 19, 2009, from <>

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