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Mary said, “Call me tomorrow .” Comma before the opening quotation mark.

Mary said, “Call me tomorrow .” Comma before the opening quotation mark.

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Mary said, “Call me tomorrow .” Comma before the opening quotation mark.

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  1. How to Format Dialogue Mary said, “Call me tomorrow.” • Comma before the opening quotation mark. • Capital letter to indicate the beginning of a sentence inside the opening quotation mark. • A period to end the quoted sentence. • Closing quotation mark.

  2. How to Format Dialogue “Call me tomorrow,” Mary said. • Capital letter to indicate the beginning of a sentence inside the opening quotation mark. • A comma to end the quoted sentence before the closing quotation mark that precedes the dialogue tag. • Dialogue tag at the end with a period to end the sentence.

  3. How to Format Dialogue   “Call me,” Mary said, “tomorrow.” • Capital letter to indicate the beginning of a sentence inside the opening quotation mark. • A comma to end the quoted sentence before the closing quotation mark that precedes the dialogue tag. • Comma before the second opening quotation mark. • Lower case letter to indicate the second piece of the quotation is still a part of the sentence that began in the first piece of the quotation. • A period to end the quoted sentence. • Closing quotation mark.

  4. How to Format Dialogue  “Call me tomorrow,” Mary said. “Have a nice evening.” • Capital letter to indicate the beginning of a sentence inside the first opening quotation mark. • A comma to end the quoted sentence before the closing quotation mark that precedes the dialogue tag. • A period at the end of the sentence (and after the dialogue tag) to indicate that the sentence with the first piece of quoted material has ended. • Capital letter to indicate the beginning of a sentence inside the second opening quotation mark. • The second piece of quoted material appearing on the same line as the first to indicate that the same person/speaker said both pieces of quoted material, even though the second piece of quoted material does not have a dialogue tag. • A period to end the quoted sentence. • Closing quotation mark.

  5. How to Format Dialogue  “Call me tomorrow. Have a nice evening,” Mary said. • Capital letter to indicate the beginning of a sentence inside the opening quotation mark. • A period to end the first quoted sentence. • Capital letter to indicate the beginning of the second sentence inside the quotation marks. • A comma to end the second quoted sentence before the closing quotation mark and before the dialogue tag. • A period at the end of the sentence (and after the dialogue tag) to indicate that the sentence that contains both sentences of quoted material has ended.

  6. How to Format Dialogue "The usual way of punctuating dialogue," he said, "is to start the speech with quotation marks and to close the marks when the character stops speaking a sentence or two later. However, if it is a long speech then you will want to break it up into paragraphs. "Like this. Notice that there are no quotation marks at the end of the previous paragraph, but that they do appear at the start of this new one. It is only when you reach the end of the final paragraph of the speech that you close the quotation marks."

  7. Peer Review Review • How helpful has peer review been to you so far? • What are specific ways in which it has helped you? • What are ways you feel the process has fallen short? • Would you prefer to pick your own peer review partner or have me assign you a partner? • What suggestions do you have to improve the peer review process?

  8. Revision: Thesis Page 66: • Contains a topic and then a comment on that topic • Similar to the “message” we spoke about on Tuesday • Every part of your paper should be in service of your thesis • Consider cutting or revising if: • a section contradicts your thesis • a section does nothing to move your point forward

  9. Revision: Organization • According to space (think of a camera) • According to time (chronologically) • According to logic (good for explaining things) • According to association (think metaphor or simile)

  10. Revision: Outline • Create a working outline for your paper: • Thesis • Introduction • Body • Conclusion