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It is necessary not only to cite all sources but also to make clear which information comes from you and which comes from a source. Signal phrases help to introduce material borrowed from a reference. One word, a phrase, or a full sentence might be used to introduce the borrowed material. You can choose signal words to introduce a quotation, paraphrase, or summary, keeping in mind that your word or phrasing choice can help to guide the reader into the idea of your source. For example, material paraphrased from a science journal might be introduced using the word reported: Morgan (1990) reported that genetic material could be relocated. Signal phrases often incorporate verbs or verb phrases. The verb needs to fit the context, such as whether the source; claims, argues, observes, concludes, refutes, or states. A list of verbs follows to assist you
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Unformatted text preview: with thinking about possibilities for your won writing; should you use any of these words, be sure your selection fits the context. Some Verbs to Use in Signal Phrases Acknowledges Defines Points out Adds Delineates Posits Admits Denies Presents Advances Discloses Proposes Affirms Discounts Purports Agrees Disputes Reasons Alludes Documents Recounts Argues Explains Reflects Asserts Expresses Refutes Attests Extrapolates Reiterates Characterizes Grants Relates Chronicles Highlights Remarks Claims Hypothesizes Replies Comments Illustrates Reports Compares Implies Responds Concludes Indicates Reveals Concurs Insists States Confirms Maintains Submits Contends Narrates Suggests Contrasts Negates Supports Creates Notes Theorizes Declares Observes Writes Emphasizes Refers Verifies SIGNAL PHRASES...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Kirlew during the Fall '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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