May 10

Paraphrasing / Works Cited


Paraphrasing means putting what you have read into your own words.

You paraphrase by reading something, thinking about what it means, and then restating it in your own words.


Works cited
After your essay, you need to create a works cited page
It should be a separate page, with the words ‘works cited’ as the title
On this page you should put every book, article, website, etc. you used in your research
The format for various types of articles can be found here:


For websites:


Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Website Title. Publisher of Website, <URL>.



Cain, Kevin. “The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication.” Social Media Today. https://www.business2community.com/facebook/the-negative-effects-of-facebook-on-communication-0205707


In your writing it is a good idea to mention where the information you’re presenting came from. Some ways of doing this:

In her article “The Global Warming Problem” Susan Park says…
John Smith writes “….”  çquote
According to Michael Kim….
Author Lucy Jones suggests…..

You can use quotes, but they should not be more than 2 lines (lines, not sentences). If you use quotes, you need to say where they come from.