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Integrating quotes for website

  1. 1. Integrating Quotes usingMLA format
  2. 2. Structure for Analysis Paragraph The first sentence should introduce the title and author.   • The next few sentences should provide some general information leading up to the quote.• Right before the quote, use a signal phrase: The author explains, shows, states, argues, illustrates…•  Chose and insert a meaningful quote.• After the quote, provide a few sentences of commentary. 
  3. 3. Step 1: Introduce the author, book, andgeneral overview of workNever assume that your audience already knows the work that youreferring to even if the audience is your professor. Instead, imagine youraudience is anyone on campus who may come across your work.Title of Book: The CompadreAuthor: Dr. Jose Torres__________________________________________In his book The Compadre, Dr. Torres explores the complexities of relationships. 
  4. 4.  Step 1: Introduce the author and bookDr. Torres  explains in his article “Bad Dude Syndrome” that ______________.Adapted from:Graff, Gerald And Cathy Birkenstein. They Say, I Say. New York: Norton and Company. 2006. Print.Add some variety to how you introduce the quotes!Writing in the journal Ethics & Society, Dr. Torres argues that _____ In his book _______, X explores ____________.
  5. 5.  Step 2: Provide a few sentences of background/context leading up to the quote________ tend to believe that____________Society often thinks that ______________Conventional wisdom has it that_____________________ celebrates the fact that___________emphasizes that
  6. 6. Step 2: Provide a few sentences ofbackground/context leading up to thequoteIn his book The Compadre, Dr. Torres explores thecomplexities of relationships. Conventional wisdomhas it that friends are easy to maintain. However,Dr. Torres emphasizes that friendships can be verydifficult to keep up, and one of the challenges canbe communication.
  7. 7. Step Three: Chose a meaningful quoteand introduce it by using a signal phraseA signal phrase is group of words that signals that a quote will be introducedAdapted from:Graff, Gerald And Cathy Birkenstein. They Say, I Say. New York: Norton and Company. 2006. Print.According to Dr. Torres, “____________________” (50).Dr. Torres states, “__________________________” (35).Dr. Torres complicates matters further when he writes that “__________”(56).The author demonstrates this concept “________” (4).Notice the format of the page number in parentheses following thequote with the period at the end.
  8. 8. Step Three: Introduce a quote by using asignal phraseIn his book The Compadre, Dr. Torres explores thecomplexities of relationships. Conventional wisdom has itthat friends are easy to maintain. However, Dr. Torresemphasizes that friendships can be very difficult to keep up,and one of the challenges can be communication.The author demonstrates this when the character “Joe, in afit of rage, screams at his friend Sue” (Torres 4).
  9. 9. Introducing the Author for MLAThis is demonstrated when the character “Joe, in a fit of rage,screams at his friend Sue” (Torres 4).Dr. Torres demonstrates this when the character “Joe, in a fitof rage, screams at his friend Sue” (4).Either introduce the author’s last name in the sentence leading up to the quoteor in the parentheses following the quote.
  10. 10. Choose different signal phrases to add variety
  11. 11. Step 4:Provide commentary/analysis after thequoteAdapted from:Graff, Gerald And Cathy Birkenstein. They Say, I Say. New York: Norton and Company. 2006. Print.In other words, __________________To put it another way,_____________________________ is important because_____________Although ______________ may seem trivial, it is in fact crucial in terms oftoday’s concern over____________.Ultimately, what is at stake here is___________________
  12. 12. Step 4:Provide commentary/analysis after thequoteIn his book The Compadre, Dr. Torres emphasizes thecomplexities of relationships. Conventional wisdom has it that friendsare easy to maintain. However, Dr. Torres emphasizes that friendshipscan be very difficult to keep up, and one of the challenges can becommunication. The author shows this when the character “Joe, in a fitof rage, screams at his friend Sue” (Torres 4). Ultimately what is at stakehere is the relationship. When arguments turn into screaming matches,friendships can be damaged. Rather than screaming, friends shouldcalmly explain their problems, which can perhaps preserve a friendship.
  13. 13. Block QuotesIf you choose a quote that is longer than four sentences, use the followingformat:Dr. Torres provides a keen observation about friendship:The best friends are the ones who can teach youand who you can teach them. This type of friendshiphas balance. The best friendships continually pushone another to grow, to change, to evolve, learn,and to love. (112)Notice that the first sentence is a complete sentence that ends with acolon. The quote is indented 1 inch. There are no quotation marks. Thequote ends with a period. The page number in parentheses follows next.
  14. 14. Ellipses: indicate that something has been omitted in the original quoteUse a set of three periods with a space before and after each (. . .)If the material you are omitting occurs between sentences, add a fourth periodto mark the end of the first sentence.In an essay on urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand notes that "some individualsmake a point of learning every recent rumor or tale . . . and in a short time a livelyexchange of details occurs" (78).Brackets: indicate a small changes has been made so the quote fits grammaticallywith your sentence.[ ] found around changed partcan change pronouns (he to him); tenses, pluralities; change capitalization also enable you to add clarifying informationJan Harold Brunvand, in an essay on urban legends, states, "some individuals [whoretell urban legends] make a point of learning every rumor or tale" (78).Adapted from “MLA Formatting Quotations.” Purdue Online Writing Lab. October 25 2012. Web.Special Considerations
  15. 15. Paraphrase vs. Direct QuoteWhen we paraphrase we use an idea from an outside sourcebut put the idea into our own words. We still have to givecredit to the author and identify the page number.The character in Dr. Torre’s essay is full of anger and yells athis friend (4).When we use a direct quote, we copy word for from thesource and use quotation marks.Dr. Torres demonstrates this when the character “Joe, in a fitof rage, screams at his friend Sue” (4).
  16. 16. Think of the parts of the sandwich!Bread on top IntroducequoteGood stuff Quotein the middleBread on Commentary onbottom quote
  17. 17. An “open-face” sandwich would be like starting a sentence with a quote or ending aquote without providing follow-up commentary. Neither is appropriate for academicwriting.The conventions of academic writing can be confusing. “Students should avoidstarting sentences with quotes” (Weigand 4).The conventions of academic writing can be confusing. The MLA guideas well as most composition instructors argue that “students should avoidstarting sentences with quotes” (Weigand 4).
  18. 18. Avoid the following mistakesFailing to introduce the title of the work and theauthor.Starting a sentence or (paragraph) with a quote.Remember, you need to introduce the quote using asignal phrase.Ending a paragraph with a quote. Remember, youneed to follow every quote with some of your owncommentary or analysis. (This is the bottom piece ofbread to your sandwich!)

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