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Using Quotations Effectively Designed By: Hollye Wright and Leslie Harper
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Using Quotes as Evidence An example from Brenda Spatt’s Writing from Sources: For example, the only quotation in a New York Times article describing the political and economic chaos in Bolivia presents the opinion of a government official: Even the government acknowledges its shaky position. “The policy is unstable, capricious and chaotic,” Adolfo Linares Arraya, Minister of Planning and Coordination, said.
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Adding to the Conversation For example, in the following passage the author wants to acknowledge what a previous author has said on the subject and add to the conversation. Kamowski points out that the church contemporary with Chaucer produced “fake” miracles. As he argues, we have a “contrast of ancient scenes of moral victory against contemporary scenes of moral failure” (11). By taking Kamowski’s argument one step farther it is possible to suggest that the romance structure of this tale also mirrors the desire to return to the old church because…
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Treating Sources Fairly Follow the principle of charity: be careful not to distort or over-simplify another writer’s work (Ramage,
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