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Transcript of CSQT
is the answer to the question. Often you can use part of the question to formulate your claim.
is what you will try to prove through your answer. In a one paragraph answer, the
is your topic sentence. In a longer essay, the
is your thesis sentence. A thesis is what you intend to prove through your essay.
– Introduce the quote to be used.
Set up the quote
simply provides a transition from your claim to your quote. It often IS NOT a complete sentence, but rather a transitional phrase.
is the textual reference that supports your claim.
that supports your claim.
Be sure your readers can tell who wrote the quote.
Include the author’s name in your set-up sentence: According to Smith, “
Include the author’s name in parenthesis after the
. For example: “
Explain how the Quote proves your Claim. Often the
is two or more sentences. First explain the
and then it’s connection to the
is the most important part of your answer. It provides your reader with the explanation for your
Be sure that the
you pick actually supports your answer
EXPLAIN the meaning of the
(you may have to explain how it fits in the story, etc., or other info to help the reader)
Finally, explicitly explain how the
Example of CSQT:
What type of conflicts are present in the story “Dark They Were and Golden-Eyed” ?
One type of conflict present in the story is character versus society.
On page 453 it states
“‘You’ve got to work with me. If we stay here, we’ll all change. The air. Don’t you smell it? Something in the air. A Martian virus, maybe; some seed, or a pollen. Listen to me!” They stared at him.” (Bradbury 453).
This quote shows a character versus society conflict because Mr. Bittering is begging the people to help him build a rocket, yet they are ignoring him. He is alone in his concerns and it is him against the whole town.
Is a method/formula for answering questions that helps you remember key information needed for an excellent response.