Research, Day 21
Today you will blend in the quotations you inserted into your paper using lead-ins and lead-outs (commentary). Look at the model essays on pages 83-86 and 95-98, paying attention to how the quoted snippets that were inserted in the previous step have now been blended into the text of the paper. Quotes that were fragments have often been blended in using Blended lead-ins or Sentence lead-ins, while quotes that were complete thoughts have been blended in using Sentence lead-ins or Somebody Said lead-ins.
Flip back and forth between the two essays, comparing how EACH inserted quote now connects to the overall message in the writer’s own voice. NO QUOTE may start a sentence – each quote MUST have a substantive lead-ins, even Somebody Said lead-ins. Read carefully the guidelines for the different types of lead-ins on pages 87-93 of the Essay Guide and apply the guidelines as you add lead-ins to your own paper.
Read, also, the guidelines for lead-outs (commentary), page 94, and look at the models in the model essays on pages 95-98 and page 127. Note that lead-outs do NOT simply tell what the quote means (your reader should be able to read and comprehend what the quote says). The commentary should explain WHY the message of the quote is important to the point you are making in that paragraph. Tell HOW the message proves what you are trying to say in the paragraph.
Follow these steps:
- Read pages 87-94 in the Essay Guide.
- Open your research paper file.
- Add lead-ins and lead-outs to your quotations.
- You will NOT submit this to Turnitin. You will continue with the next step in this same file.
You have no vocabulary assignment other than adding vocabulary words to your essay. If you are going to hand in the final vocabulary journal to raise your grade, due April 21, you should be working on the journal.
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