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Introducing & Integrating Sources
Transcript of Introducing & Integrating Sources
-To introduce and use sources within your writing.
Integrate: to form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole (Merriam Webster) The Three Steps to Integrating Sources a. The Juvenile Justice System was developed on the belief that children who have committed crimes can still be helped. "At-risk children must be developed into productive citizens instead of adult criminals." It is the responsibility of American society to provide help to these at-risk children.
b. According to Robert Chandler in his article "Understanding Juvenile Justice," the Juvenile Justice System was developed on the belief that children who have committed crimes still have the potential to "be developed into productive citizens instead of adult criminals," and it is the responsibility of American society to provide the necessary help to these at-risk children. Look at the two samples. Which is a stronger use of the source? (On the worksheet as well) WHY? - A clear introduction of the source author and date?
- An introductory verb beyond "said" or "according to"?
- Correct formatting for using a quote or paraphrase?
- The page number where you got the information?
- Correct grammar in introducing or blending the information? Now look at your own word. Do you have... What will be your next step in revising and constructing your paper? Integrating Sources 1. Introduce Who are you quoting? Why are they important? Why do we care? - Introduce the person or article that you are quoting. We need to know why they are important or why their opinion or information matters.
- Do not just put a quote in your paper without giving credit! 2. Blend This isn't always essential, but it shows that you are more familiar with the information. Whenever you can, take the most important part of the quote and blend it into your own sentence. 3. Explain Show the reader how the information fits with the main idea or argument - Always clarify or explain the quote that you used . You should have a sentence that gives this information after the quote.
- Do not expect that your readers understand why it is important. You must explain it!