Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Introduction of Quotes in Research Papers

Problem: “One of the tough things for many students to grasp is how to weave sources into their own texts smoothly. Many simply drop a quotation into the text without any transition or introduction.”

Solution: The author uses NPR radio in which the text can be heard and read on the NPR Web site as a model for how to make the transition or introduction to a quote.

Comment: That problem—and it is a problem—can  be resolved by calling attention to writers’ use of transitions or introduction to quotes in printed text. RayS.

Title: “Using an NPR Story to Demonstrate Integrating Sources in a Research Paper.” Jeffrey Klausmans. Teaching English in the Two-Year College (March 2011), 305-306.

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