When summarizing or paraphrasing material from a source, remember that you
must credit the source of the idea with an accurate citation, naming the author
either in the sentence or in the citation. A correct citation is not sufficient
to protect against charges of plagiarism, however: you must use your own words,
sentence structure, and phrasing. Simply substituting synonyms for words in
a source's original sentence is plagiarism, even if you credit the source accurately.
It is best to write your summary or paraphrase without the original
source in front of you, and it is also wise to check your paraphrase against
the original to make sure you have not inadvertently made your words too similar
to those in your source.