Purdue OWL: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
How to Cite a Paraphrase in MLA | The Pen and The Pad
When you’re writing an MLA paraphrase, you need to adhere to a standard style guide. There are specific rules laid out for MLA paraphrase citation text.
Purdue Owl: MLA Formatting and Style Guide
There are some core points that must be kept in mind while writing an appropriate MLA paraphrase. First and the most important point is to never deviate from the main idea of the source paragraph. The paraphrase MLA must always be relevant. It should be short; a little more elaborative than a summary, but short. The focus must never be lost and the exact idea should be delivered in the paraphrase as to conduct the very idea only in your own wording. Re-quoting the quoted must be the main motto while MLA paraphrase citation. Then again, after one is done paraphrasing a source paragraph, one must reread it again and again to decrease the chances of errors at a minimal level.