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CQT Example

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James Tilton

on 15 September 2012

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Transcript of CQT Example

In Amy Tan's short story "Two Kinds," the greatest motivation for the protagonist Jing-Mei's is independence. Even after the concert fiasco, when Jing-Mei has thoroughly embarrassed both herself and her mother, she blames her actions on her own desire for independence. "You want me to be someone I'm not," she said. This quote demonstrates that Jing-Mei's primary motivation is that of asserted independence, especially in the finding of an identity separate from that imposed upon her by her mom. How to Write a CQT Paragraph Every paragraph needs a topic sentence. This informs the reader as to what the paragraph will be about. This should be the first sentence in the paragraph. Topic Sentence In Amy Tan's short story "Two Kinds," the greatest motivation for the protagonist Jing-Mei's is independence. Here's our topic sentence... This is the C in CQT. After your topic sentence, you should write a single sentence which gives some context for what you are saying. Remember...context is the situation from which your quote is going to come. Context Even after the concert fiasco, when Jing-Mei has thoroughly embarrassed both herself and her mother, she blames her actions on her own desire for independence. Here's our context sentence... When writing about a piece of literature , you should center your paragraph around a quote which supports your argument. This Quote is the Q in CQT. Quote "You want me to be someone I'm not," she said. Here's our quote... Finish your paragraph with a single sentence that ties your quote back to the main point. This is the T in CQT. Tie-In This quote demonstrates that Jing-Mei's
primary motivation is that of asserted
independence, especially in the finding
of an identity separate from that imposed
upon her by her mom. Here's Our Tie-In...
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