Content writers often face this dilemma – how acceptable is paraphrasing? Will it be counted as plagiarism?
The simple answer in both cases is – yes!
To understand why it is wrong, you’ll need to first learn what paraphrasing is.
What Is Paraphrasing?
Paraphrasing is the process of creating seemingly original sentences to express someone else’s opinions or ideas. This often occurs when any content is written with a single source as a basis, leading to text that features different words but delivers the same meaning.
Let’s look into an example to understand paraphrasing better. Here’s an original passage and a paraphrased version which almost resembles the former. Read more →
The art of avoiding fluff and redundant content is one that first-time writers should learn, for them to move from being amateurs to professionals.
The Basics On Fluff And Redundancy
Many content writers experience moments of dismay when editors ruthlessly trim their words, but not many know the reason behind why this happens. This usually happens when writers fluff up their content with unnecessary lines that convey no meaning.
What Is Fluff?
Fluff is constituted by words or sentences that do not contribute any meaning to the core content.
To identify what’s fluff, let’s take a look at an example. Here are two excerpts of Book Descriptions. Read more →
Article usage errors are commonly noted issues that can crop up, regardless of a writer’s experience. An oft overlooked error, this can be set right by learning the bare basics: where, how and when to use articles.
End the Article Usage war today!
What are Articles?
To start off with, there are two types of articles in English – Definite and Indefinite Articles.
‘The’ is the only Definite Article and the Indefinite Articles are ‘a’ and ‘an’.
The article ‘an’ can be used when you wish to talk about an indefinite noun that begins with a vowel sound.
Articles precede the noun in question, and are placed either immediately before the noun or before the adjective or adjective phrase/clause used for the noun. In effect, articles denote whether the noun that’s mentioned is Definite or Indefinite.
Sounds tough? Here are a few examples that can help you understand this well: Read more →
A catchy image that matches your content gives an altogether different dimension to online reading. Adding an appropriate image with a meaningful or even hilarious caption can help attract readers and improve the credibility of your content. An image successfully captures your reader’s interest too.
So why should images included in online content?
Adding an image increases the traffic to your website or blog.
Readers tend to prefer articles that have images in them, thanks to increased readability.
In short, if you are writing an article about how to bake mince pies, then adding the image of mince pies stacked neatly together will lure your readers to try out the recipe. Images add emphasis to words!