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Levison/Eng.  310 HOW TO DO ESSAY TWO 1.  In the introduction, don't summarize  what  all the authors  say.  You only need   to summarize  if you are responding  to an author  or comparing  the ideas of  two or more authors. In this essay you are not responding  or comparing, you are using the ideas  and  information  you found  through  reading  the authors' articles to tell the  reader  how  malls are important/interesting/reflect/influence our culture etc. 2.  Only use reporting  language  if you are reporting  an author's original opinion   or original ideas. If you are simply using facts  you learned  in an author's  article, don't use reporting  language. a) Author's original idea :   Farrell thinks  we can learn about our culture from visiting the mall (2009). b) Fact: There were more malls than  high schools in America in 2000 (Farrell, 2009)
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Unformatted text preview: It is not necessary to tell us "Farrell says …" because we get that information from the citation. If you say "Farrell says that there were more malls than high schools in America in 2000," you're putting the focus on the fact that Farrell said it, instead of the fact that there were more malls than high schools. 3. The topic sentence should not include a citation or quotation—it just gives the topic of the paragraph. 4. Say who people are when they are in your sentence and you mention them for the first time e.g. James, J. Farrell (2009), a historian at St. Olaf's College likes malls because…. . If the name occurs only in a citation you don't need to say who they are e.g. In 2000, there were more malls than high schools in America (Farrell, 2009)....
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