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Some general comments on papers, after grading the first batch: 1. Commas and periods ALWAYS go inside quotation marks. For example: Plato says that both sexes "equal." 2. Semicolons join two independent clauses that are intimately related. For example: The big dog is black; the small dog is white. Semicolons can also be used in long lists: Plato wrote five dialogues: Lysis; Apology; Krito; Phaedo; and Symposium. 3. If a clause begins with a "dependent word," then it must be joined with an independent clause. Some of these words include: as, when, if, that, because, since, after, while. 4. However, moreover, and nonetheless are not conjunctions and cannot join two independent clauses with a comma; they must have a semicolon. For example: Plato thinks that women are equal; however, Powell states that women stayed in the home. 5. Try to integrate the quotations into your own phrases rather than giving an entire chunk of the text. For example, when discussing Medea, say something like: Medea
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course 20E 112 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at University of Iowa.

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