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Unformatted text preview: HOW TO INTEGRATE YOUR PASSAGE and ANALYSIS INTO PIE PARAGRAPHS: Include all of these steps: 1) WRITE A POINT SENTENCE: Identify what this paragraph is going to be about (a topic sentence!). This sentence should relate to the passage you chose. 2) LEAD UP TO YOUR PASSAGE: (TOP SLICE OF BREAD FOR YOUR QUOTE SANDWICH) a) Give any necessary BACKGROUND INFORMATION. Give us some context to help us to understand whats happening in the story at this point. When and where is this passage taking place? b) PARAPHRASE the quote. Keep this short. c) Lastly, add a SIGNAL PHRASE to announce the quote and identify whos speaking. End this with a comma or colon. 3) TYPE THE ENTIRE PASSAGE. (THE MEAT AND VEGGIES OF YOUR QUOTE SANDWICH; ALSO YOUR I) o Do not use ellipses () unless you are cutting out something thats unrelated. o Pick a juicy passage that you will have a lot to say about. One sentence is not a passage. It must be at least 2-3 sentences long, and probably longer is best. If the passage is more than 3 lines, then you will need to use format for block quotations. Heres how: Start a new line (hit return), type the passage, then highlight it and indent the entire thing using the increase indent button. Do not use quotation marks. (see the example on the next page). o INCLUDE THE CITATION at the end of the passage. T his is the authors last name and the page number, use correct MLA format for block quotations. 4) EXPLAIN AND ANALYZE THE PASSAGE: (BOTTOM SLICE OF BREAD FOR YOUR QUOTE SANDWICH AND ALSO YOUR E). EXPLAIN why is it important, how it ties back to your POINT and how the passage supports your thesis. Explain what the passage means and give your interpretation of the passage, explain what it shows, explain any figurative language, etc. Say as much as you can here. Convince the reader that explain what it shows, explain any figurative language, etc....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course ENGL 846 taught by Professor Kohl during the Fall '11 term at Canada College.
- Fall '11