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ID 201 Transition Success DAY: Business Office Procedures

This guide was developed for students enrolled in ID 201 DAY classes.

Writing Help

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

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. has a good resource for understanding paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism.

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 <>

Other APA Resources

Purdue OWL

Purdue OWL is an excellent website for locating in-depth APA information and finding APA examples. 

Purdue OWL

The Purdue OWL is an excellent source for MLA Citation Style information. The Purdue University's Online Writing Lab offers comprehensive information, guidelines and examples.

MLA Research Paper Example

My Student Account

Introduction to the Business Office and student financial information.

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