1. What, if anything, is wrong with the following paraphrase?

    Original Passage from: Wiegand, W. A. (1998). Introduction: theoretical foundations for analyzing print culture as agency and practice in diverse modern America. In J. Danky & W. Wiegand (Eds.), Print culture in a diverse America Urbana & Chicago: U. of Illinois Press.

    For the past five hundred years, most of humankind has been informed by print. In the United States, for example, all people in the America’s multicultural and multiclass society have for two centuries used or been influenced by print…

    Paraphrase:

    People worldwide have been influenced by print for more than five hundred years. For more than two hundred years in the United States, “America’s multicultural and multiclass society” have been informed by print (Wiegand, 1).

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  2. What, if anything, is wrong with the following paraphrase?

    Original Passage from: Lebo, Harlan. The Godfather Legacy. New York: Fireside, 1997.

    Superficially, The Godfather was a pulp novel about sex, violence, and crime in America’s gangland underworld. But at its core were solid storytelling and vivid characters.

    Paraphrase:

    The Godfather seemed to be a pulp novel about sex, violence, and crime in the American mafia. On a deeper level, the novel is a tightly woven epic story of life with dynamic characters (Lebo 5).

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  3. Which of the following is the best reason to use direct quotes and paraphrases?

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  4. Which of the following best describes acceptable paraphrasing?

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  5. As long as you cite the original source, you can copy a unique phrase and use it in your paper.

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