Help paraphrasing a Paragraph?

by admin on April 30, 2012

Question by Jack L: Help paraphrasing a Paragraph?
I need some help paraphrasing a paragraph that I want to use in my essay. I do not just want to copy and past it because that would be considered plagiarism, but my teacher said it is okay if we paraphrase it. Any help would be greatly appreciated:

The Three Gorges Dam is to be located on the Yangtze River near 
the city of Yichang in China. China is one of the worlds worst hit flood areas. 
The Yangtze River is the longest river in China, and it is very irregular and frequently floods the surrounding lands killing 
thousands of people and disrupting the community’s way of life. 
Due to this issue, the government had to crate a way to calm the river. 
The building of the three gorges dams was the solution. The dam comes with advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is that it will boost Chinas hydroelectric project. The disadvantages are mostly environmental based. The natural beauty of the area will be lost, as it will 
be cleared to make way for the dam. The dam will be built at an 
enormous cost and it will result in over 2 million people being 
relocated to new lands.

Best answer:

Answer by Julie V
The Three Gorges Dam will be located on the Yangtze River close to the city of Yichang in China. China is among the worlds worst hit flood areas. The Yangtze River is the longest river in China, and it frequently floods the land along it killing thousands and endangering the community’s way of life. Because this happens so frequntly, the government needed to create a way to calm the river. The Three Gorges Dams was their solution. The dam has some advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is that it will boost China’s hydroelectric project. However, the disadvantages are mostly environmental. Much of the beauty of the area will be destroyed when they clear it to make way for the dam. The dam will cost an enormous amount and it will result in over 2 million people being relocated to a new area to live.

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