What does it mean to integrate a quotation?
Integrating quotations means “to weave the author’s words into your own sentences.” Quotations should not just be thrown into your essay. Use only the best parts of your quotation. Always document ideas and quotations of others (document means the same thing as “cite”).
How do you integrate quotes into writing?
The following general steps address how to properly integrate a quotation into an essay.
- Step 1: Introduce the Author of the Quotation.
- Step 2: State the Quotation.
- Step 3: Summarize the Quotation.
- Step 4: Analyze the Quotation.
- Step 5: State the Quotation’s Relevance to Your Argument.
What is integrating in writing?
Integrating a source means using another author’s writing to help build your credibility and argument. Just be sure to cite everything you use to give credit to the authors who inspired and informed your work.
How do you format a quote in an essay?
For quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse, place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented 1/2 inch from the left margin while maintaining double-spacing.
How do you write a source in an essay?
MLA: Parenthetical In-Text Citations MLA citation style requires that writers cite a source within the text of their essay at the end of the sentence in which the source is used. The parenthetical reference should be inserted after the last quotation mark but before the period at the end of the sentence.
How may you as a teacher connect reading to writing?
Here are a few strategies you can employ to implement this approach in your classroom:
- Emphasize connections between reading and writing. Many educators teach reading and writing separately.
- Use cognitive-strategy sentence starters to help students understand what an author is doing.
- Use mentor texts.