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a lesson about embedding quotations

QUOTE IT! What is a quote? Why use a quote? Types of writing to use quotes Always ICE it Introducing quotes Citing quotes Explaining quotes

What is a QUOTE? The word quote is short for quotation A quotation is a group of words from a text used and repeated by someone other than the original author

QUOTE IT! It is important to include quotations in these forms of writings: Informational Essays and Compositions Argument Essays and Compositions Persuasive Essays and Compositions Literary Response and Analysis Essays

Research Papers QUOTE IT! Properly including quotations in your writing helps support your ideas and improve the quality of your writing. You gain credibility as a trusted source You provide sufficient and relevant evidence to

support and explain your ideas and claims You protect yourself from plagiarism accusations You demonstrate the ability to include outside sources QUOTE IT! Include quotes Do not include

when You are providing examples and evidence quotes when You are writing your thesis

statement You are writing your topic sentences QUOTE IT! A quotation should NEVER stand alone.

You should NEVER begin a sentence with a quote. You should ALWAYS explain your quote after you properly cite it. Always ICE it! It Always ICE

Remember the acronym ICE to help you properly and effectively include quotes in your writing. Introduce Cite Explain INTRODUCE THE

QUOTE Introduce Your Quote There are four different ways to properly and effectively introduce quotations into your writing: 1. with a complete sentence 2. with an explanatory phrase 3. with only short quotes in your sentence

4. with part of the quote paraphrased Introducing a Quote To demonstrate how to introduce a quote, we will use an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream speech. Delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. August 28, 1963

Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. Introducing a Quote I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Introducing Quotes 1. Introduce your quote with a complete sentence If you introduce your quote with a complete sentence that describes the quotation or provides information about it, you must punctuate it with a colon before inserting the quote.

Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE In his I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE In his I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream:Complete I have a dream that my four little children willsentence one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE In his I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream: I have a dream Punctuate

withthat a my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will colon not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Introducing Quotes

2. Introduce your quote with an explanatory phrase Begin your sentence with a phrase that introduces the quote, and then punctuate with a comma before including the quote. Introducing Quotes

EXAMPLE In his famous I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Introducing Quotes

EXAMPLE In his famous I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a Explanatory nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their phrase character.

Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE Punctuate with a In his famous I Have a Dream speech, Dr. Martin Luther Kingcomma Jr. said, I have a dream

that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Introducing Quotes 3. Include only short quotes in your sentence When including short quotations in your own writing, you should stick to just a few words. Place quotation marks around the authors original words and punctuate the sentence as you

normally would. Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a day when his children would only be judged by the content of their character.

Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quotedofmaterial dreamed a day when his children would only be judged by the content of their

character. Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE Set quote apart with quotation Dr. Martin Luther marks King Jr. dreamed of a day when his

children would only be judged by the content of their character. Introducing Quotes 4. Introduce your quote by paraphrasing it Begin your sentence by paraphrasing the quote, and then finish the sentence with the quote.

Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a day when his four children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Introducing Quotes EXAMPLE Paraphrased text Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a day when his four children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Introducing Quotes More Examples for Introducing Quotes According to (include source here), put quote here (intext citation). According to (include source here), (put paraphrased, researched information here) (in-text citation). For example, the traffic light put quote here (in-text citation). For instance, (put paraphrased, researched information

CITE THE QUOTE Citing in MLA Format When you cite in MLA format, you will need to include 2 different kinds of citations in your paper.

In-text citation (a.k.a. parenthetical citation) Works Cited Page In-Text Citation An in-text citation is a reference to the original author or speaker embedded in the text of the paper. In-text citations quickly alert the audience to the original source and make it easy for the

audience to fine the citation in the Works Cited Page. In-Text Citation (Authors Last Name page#) Example: (Faulkner 3) EXPLAIN THE

QUOTE Explain the Quote After your introduce and cite the quote, you still need to explain the quote. There are many ways to explain quotes: Provide analysis that connects the quote to your main idea and topic sentence

Explain why it is important and relevant Make sure the quote supports your topic sentence/main ide/thesis Explain the Quote Here are some sentence starters to help you explain your quote. This proves that

This illustrates This shows that This highlights the difference between IMPORTANT THINGS TO

QUOTE IT! Checklist Your introduction and the quote must be grammatically consistent. CORRECT EXAMPLE In his speech, Dr. King said, it would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of this moment. The introduction and the quote are grammatically consistent in this

QUOTE IT! Checklist You can change a word in a quote to make it grammatically consistent with your introduction if you place [ ] around the new word. A quote must be less than four lines long. Otherwise you will need a block quote. The quote must support your thesis or claim. Otherwise it isnt relevant.

Example (Topic Sentence) The invention of the traffic light by Garrett Morgan made automotive transportation safer. introduction and citation Before the traffic lights invention, it wasquote

not uncommon for bicycles, animal-powered carts and motor vehicles to share the same thoroughfares with pedestrians. Accidents frequently occurred between the vehicles (Federal Highway Administration). After the invention and implementation of the explanation traffic light, the number of collisions was reduced and thus created a safer environment for automobile travel.

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