Paraphrasing is the process of reading a section of text and then re-writing it using your own words It is necessary in university study as it shows that you have understood the information.
REMEMBER - the information has come from text that somebody else has written, so you must still cite the author appropriately according to the referencing system used on your course. If you do not reference the source it will be classed as plagiarism, even if you have put into your own words.
For effective paraphrasing it is important to:
Paraphrasing - How to Paraphrase - Step-by-Step Guide & Examples (Scribbr) https://www.scribbr.co.uk/working-sources/paraphrasing/ [Accessed 10 February 2023]
What's the Difference? Summarizing, Paraphrasing & Quoting (Quetext Blog) https://www.quetext.com/blog/difference-between-summarizing-paraphrasing-quoting [Accessed 10 February 2023]