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 97-102 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 104, and look at the models in the model essays on pages 105-108 and page 139. 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 97-108 in the Essay Guide.
- View the presentation: Blending Quotations Examples .pptx.
- Look at the model on p. 139 of 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.