(adapted from Purdue Owl, "Paraphrasing Exercise", 2010)
Sipher, R. (1977, December 19). So That Nobody Has to Go to School If They Don't Want To. The New York Times, p. 31.
"Schools should be for education. At present, they are only tangentially so. They have attempted to serve an all-encompassing social function, trying to be all things to all people. In the process they have failed miserably at what they were originally formed to accomplish."
Roger Sipher concludes his essay by insisting that schools have failed to fulfill their primary duty of education because they try to fill multiple social functions (para. 17).
(adapted from Purdue OWL, "Sample Essay for Summarzing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting", 2012)
Watch this short video to understand the concept of paraphrasing and plagiarism (Lehman Library, 2014).
Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism: From Passage to Paraphrase, University of Guelph (2014)