by Carol Rohrbach and Joyce Valenza of the School District of Springfield Township clarifies when it is preferable to paraphrase, summarize and quote to blen material and hear your writing voice.
If you use NoodleTools (RECOMMENDED) for entering your source information (IN CHICAGO STYLE) then you should also take your notes there. If you do this, you can skip steps 1 and 2 below!
If you use index cards or electronic “cards” or use anything other than NoodleTools to keep notes and track sources of information used in your paper do the following:
Paraphrasing allows writers to incorporate source material without disrupting the flow of their writing.
To avoid plagiarizing, you must change the sentence structure and the words of the original text AND you must ALWAYS CITE anything you paraphrase.