Step 1: Read the original information carefully, ensuring you understand it fully.
Step 2: Identify the main points and key words and highlight them.
Step 3: Determine what you can change versus what cannot be changed.
Step 4: Cover the text so you cannot see any of it.
Step 5: Write out the idea in your own words using synonyms or phrases of similar meaning where possible.
Step 6: Change the order of the words or structure of the sentences.
Step 7: Then check your paraphrase against the original to be sure that you have not changed the meaning and that the information is accurate.