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Integrating Quotations

posted: 11.26.07 by Barclay Barrios

Sometimes it takes some practice for students to learn how to integrate quotations into their own sentences successfully. One way to help them acquire this skill is to break a class into groups and give each group the same quotation.  Groups should then integrate all or part of the quotation into a new sentence—the more outlandish the sentence, the better. The group with the craziest sentence and the smoothest integration wins. Review the material on integrating quotations in the handbook to help students with this exercise.

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Categories: Assignment Idea, Collaboration, Integrating sources
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Attending to Voice

posted: 1.16.07 by Barclay Barrios

Have students bring in a copy of their drafts with all quotation marks and citations removed. In small groups, have them exchange these drafts, with each peer reading a paper with the goal of restoring the quotation marks.

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Categories: Citing Sources, Peer Review, Revising
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Close Reading / Close Attention

posted: 9.25.06 by Barclay Barrios

While looking at quotations from the essays under discussion, fold in a discussion of grammar. Examine the verb, subject, and object of a crucial sentence, having students identify each term using the handbook. How does sentence structure make argument?

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Categories: Basic Writing, Grammar & Style
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