The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides excellent guidelines and examples for paraphrasing content. NOTE: All paraphrased content *must* still be referenced in the text and at the end of your paper.
Avoid accidental plagiarizing
1) Keep direct quotes in a separate document from your working document.
2) Keep track of all sources quoted and paraphrased - record information needed to cite the source. 3) When in doubt, check your paraphrased wording against the wording within the sources.