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Quotes_handout - Anannya Dasgupta Basic Composition/ Fall...

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Anannya Dasgupta Basic Composition/ Fall 2010 Using Quotes Correctly 1. A quote is used as evidence or proof for your claim . For example, on page 130 Hitt quotes Horner in order to prove his point that symbolic uses of the T. rex endured even when the scientific reality contradicted such use. Hitt knows that the best place to show mismatch between the display and the truth behind it would be the museum exhibits. Notice that Horner’s voice in the essay is there only to help Hitt’s point. “There was more Barnum than science in those earliest displays,” Horner says, “The curators realized it was a spectacle for the nation, and that’s why T. rex looked the way he did. It was what the country wanted to see”. You need to do the same. When you use Hitt or Gopnik, use it to support what you have to say. 2. Following from point 1, it would make sense that a quote by itself makes no sense. Always set up a quote and then follow the quote with an analysis to tell me what point it helps you prove. 3. In order to analyze the quote engage with the language of the quote. You might be tempted to say something general and leave it at that. Don’t give in to the temptation.
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course 355 100 taught by Professor Baldino during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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