The Quotation Sandwich: Make your writing delicious. . Include an in-text citation and a period. . Insert the quotation using the correct punctuation. Introduce the Quotation. Why is the lead-in important? . It prepares your reader to receive information.
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Insert the quotation using the correct punctuation.
Introduce the Quotation
In informational or persuasive writing--
Kevin Pope, Professor of Herpetology at Oxford University, in his article “How to properly handle a snake” states…
In- text citations are included after the quotation mark but before the period.
According to Professor Katy Smith in her article “English in the Modern World,” “English is the hardest language to learn” (22).
Notice that the citation is included outside the quotation marks, inside the parenthesis, and before the period.
“English is the hardest language to learn” (Smith 22).
They entirely refused to have it in bed with them, or even in their room, and I had no more sense, so, I put it on the landing of the stairs, hoping it would be gone on the morrow. By chance, or else attracted by hearing his voice, it crept to Mr. Earnshaw's door, and there he found it on quitting his chamber. (Bronte 78)
According to definitive Melville biographer Heshel Parker, “There are many parallels between the father of WellenboroughRedburn and Melville’s own father” (72).
1) Which example is easier to follow?
2) Why is it easier to follow?
Example A: In this poem it is creation, not a hypothetical creator, that is supremely awesome. "What immortal hand or eye / Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?”
Example B: In this poem it is creation, not a hypothetical creator, that is supremely awesome. The speaker asks, "What immortal hand or eye / Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?”
3) What can you learn from this? How can this information help your writing?
4) What is missing from each?