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Using Research Effectively: Quoting and Paraphrasing

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Jessica Hubbard

on 4 March 2014

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Transcript of Using Research Effectively: Quoting and Paraphrasing

Using Research Effectively Paragraph Structure Paraphrasing Topic Sentence
Concrete Detail
Commentary x 2
Concrete Detail
Commentary x 2
Conclusion Argue with and/or extend an argument
Lend authoritative support to your own argument
Add eloquence or power When to Quote You have a good chunk of information but need to limit your quotes and/or maintain your own voice. When to Paraphrase Embed the quote, or let it stand alone.
Always introduce it and explain its presence:
The Quote Sandwich. How to Quote Topic Sentence
Commentary
Concrete Detail
Commentary
Conclusion When NOT to Quote You've run out of things to say
It seems necessary
Your paper needs length Remember: Use research to back up your ideas. Schuller proves this point in his findings that children who watched more than five hours of television a day before the age of three were twice as likely to show signs of ADD and ADHD in their adolescent and teen years, a finding that “places serious health burdens on the television industry” (26). Similarly, Schuller finds that children watching more than five hours of television per day before the age of three "places serious health burdens on the television industry," as these children were twice as likely to show signs of ADD or ADHD in their adolescent years (26). Clearly this demonstrates the seriously negative effects young television watchers today will have to face tomorrow. Examples: Original: "Whatever the troubles of McDonald's and other burger purveyors, beef remains America's most popular meat" (Kramer 24). Paraphrase 1: Despite the recent problems of McDonald's and other fast-food sellers, beef is still America's favorite meat (Kramer 24). Paraphrase 2: Many fast-food restaurants like McDonald's have been subjected to much scrutiny lately; however, beef is still considered America's favorite meat (Kramer 24). Quoting and Paraphrasing
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