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Paraphrasing in Academic Writing

Paraphrasing is the process of reading (for both direct and subtle meanings), understanding (critically evaluating the content), and communicating the concepts in one’s own words. One of the biggest problems faced by students in academic writing is correctly incorporating someone else’s writing into their own by not just changing the words but also changing the sentence patterns. In this workshop, writing strategies will be introduced to help you rewrite other’s ideas in your own words while retaining the original meaning and matching your own writing style.

Intended Learning Outcomes


By the end of the workshop, you should be able to

  1. read actively, pick out main ideas and concepts, including those communicated in a subtle, indirect manner, and make educated responses
  2. communicate those ideas in your own words and weave them into academic writing
  3. support and refute ideas via paraphrasing
  4. give credit by citing the source

Code(s) WRW-009-001
Date(s) 7 Jul 2020
Time 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue(s) Online via Zoom
Facilitator(s) Ms Anita Au
Duration 2 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 20
Eligibility All HKUST students are welcome.
Medium of Communication English
Registration Dates 5 - 11 June 2020

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

E-mail: lcwrite@ust.hk

Telephone:(852) 2358-7851

Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

  1. All sessions of the activity will be conducted online. Please go through the guidelines here, which detail the preparation and computer equipment required, before joining in the event.
  2. The workshop facilitator reserves the right to cancel the workshop in case of insufficient attendance.

Online Registration Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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