Paraphrasing Samples

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Here are several examples of paraphrases.

Note: Texts in RED are the original texts while texts in GREEN are the paraphrases.

Paraphrase example 1

"Smoking among medical students has been found to vary strongly between European countries. Few studies have addressed factors associated with smoking among medical students within countries (Brenner & Scharrer, 1996)."

While some medical students have been found out to be guilty of the vice of smoking, their 'bad habit' varies geographically. More is yet to be studied about this phenomenon (Brenner & Scharrer, 1996)."

Paraphrase example 2

"The concept 'Islamic feminism' is of recent origins, used for the first time in the 1990s in the growing western literature on 'women and Islam'. However, Islamic intellectual encounters with feminism date back to the early twentieth century (Mojab, 2001)."

Shahrzad Mojab (2001) accepts that the concept of 'Islamic feminism' is a contemporary western concept although it has also been found out that feminism itself in the Islamic context has been a part of the Islamic intellectual circle in earlier times.

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paraphrasing samples

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