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Paraphrasing Sources: Paraphrasing Examples

Last updated 5/18/2016

 

Visual: The Walden logo is visible at the bottom of the screen along with a notepad and pencil background. "Walden University Writing Center. Your writing, grammar, and APA experts” appears in the center of the screen. The slide changes to an orange text box which says "Paraphrasing Sources" as a heading and "Paraphrasing Examples" appears as a title.

Audio: Guitar music plays.

 

Visual: The image rotates to a new slide that is blue and brown. The heading states "Paraphrasing: Example." Below that is a text box which reads: "While educations and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of an engaged learning approach to education, the power of engagement in online courses is yet to be fully realized.  We define engaged learning as a collaborative learning process in which the instructor and learner are partners in building the knowledge base.  The use of online interactive tools such as asynchronous discussion boards and synchronous chats by educations initially began about twenty years ago.” (Conrad & Donaldson, 2011, vii)

Audio:  So what we will do is we will look at an example of paraphrasing here. And this is just an example of an original source. So, as we're looking at this, I am going to just read it here and we will look at a couple other aspects of an example paraphrase and how we go about doing that. So, this is the original passage from the source Conrad and Donaldson in 2011. [Reading the slide:] "While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of an engaged learning approach to education, the power of engagement in online courses is yet to be fully realized. We define engaged learning as a collaborative learning process in which the instructor and learner are partners in building the knowledge base. The use of online interactive tools such as asynchronous discussion boards and synchronous chats by educators initially began about twenty years ago." Ok.

 

Visual: Additional text is added below and to the right of the existing text on the slide. Now, to the right of the text quoted above, there is a small box which reads "Original passage from source." Below there are two boxes.  The box to the left reads: "My Paper’s thesis" and the box to the right reads: "At anonymous University, a stronger focus on student engagement will improve the effectiveness of online courses."

Audio:  So, first of all, we're looking at the original source. We're reading it and working through understanding it, what it is saying. And then we're going to look at the purpose. So, my paper's thesis is going to be this statement. [Reading the slide:] "At anonymous University, a stronger focus on student engagement will improve the effectiveness of online courses."  So, I have my purpose, and I have the original context. Now what am I going to do? I'm going to look for information that supports this thesis. Here we have "the power of engagement in online classes is yet to be fully realized."

 

Visual: The line quoted above is underlined in the sample text and a small text box pops up to the right hand side of the lengthy quote that says "Information that supports thesis."

Audio: This seems to support the idea that a stronger focus on student engagement will improve the effectiveness of these online courses. So, as we take this information, think about it. Think about how it would support your thesis to come up with this example here.

 

Visual: Slide changes to another light blue and brown slide with a title that also reads "Paraphrasing: Example."  Below that is a textbook with part of the quote from the last slide provided which reads: “The power of engagement in online courses is yet to be fully realized.” (Conrad & Donaldson, 2011, vii). There is a line connecting another small text box to this quote, and that small text box reads "Original passage from source."

Below this is another textbook with a sample paraphrase provided that reads: "As Conrad and Donaldson (2011) noted, no one has perfected online education, but a focus on increased student engagement can improve student experience and effectiveness for online classes." A smaller text box is connected to this paraphrase with a line and it reads "My paraphrase."

Audio:  [Reading from the slide:] "As Conrad and Donaldson, 2011, noted no one has perfected online education, but a focus on increased student engagement can improve student experience and effectiveness of online classes." Here we take the original source, that passage from the original, [quoting the slide:] "the power of engagement in online courses is yet to be fully realized," and we mold it to support our original thesis statement.

 

Visual: The slide rotates to an end slide. “Walden University Writing Center. Questions? E-mail writingsupport@waldenu.edu” appears in center of screen.

Audio: Guitar music plays.