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If you delete words from the original quote, insert three ellipses with a space between and after each one. Transitions connect paragraphs and unify writing. Body paragraphs have these four elements: a transition, a topic sentence, evidence, and a brief wrap-up sentence. Notice how this paragraph begins with a transition. The topic sentence follows the transition, and it tells readers what the paragraph is about. Direct quotes are used to support this topic sentence. Notice how this paragraph ends with a brief mention of print sources and the next paragraph begins with a discussion of print informa- tion.
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Angeli 5 handbooks played a significant role in distributing knowledge among farmers and in educating young farmers, as I now discuss. Farming’s Influence on Education. One result of the newly circulating print information was the “need for acquiring scientific information upon which could be based a rational technology” that could “be substituted for the current diverse, empirical practices” (Danhof 69). In his 1825 book Nature and Reason Harmonized in the Practice of Husbandry , John Lorain begins his first chapter by stating that “[v]ery erroneous theories have been propagated” resulting in faulty farming methods (1). His words here create a framework for the rest of his book, as he offers his readers narratives of his own trials and errors and even dismisses foreign, time-tested techniques farmers had held on to: “The knowledge we have of that very ancient and numerous nation the Chinese, as well as the very located habits and costumes of this very singular people, is in itself insufficient to teach us . . .” (75). His book captures the call and need for scientific experiments to develop new knowledge meant to be used in/on/with American soil, which reflects some farmers’ thinking of the day. By the 1860s, the need for this knowledge was strong enough to affect education. John Nicholson anticipated this effect in 1820 in the “Experiments” section of his book The Farmer’s Assistant; Being a Digest of All That Relates to Agriculture and the Conducting of Rural Affairs; Alphabetically Arranged and Adapted for the United States : Perhaps it would be well, if some institution were devised, and supported at the expense of the State, which would be so organized as would tend most effectually to produce a due degree of emulation among Farmers, by rewards and honorary distinctions conferred by those who, by their Use block quotes when quotations are longer than four- typed lines. The paragraph ends with a wrap-up sentence, “Despite the lack . . .”, while transi- tioning to the next paragraph.
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Angeli 6 successful experimental efforts and improvements, should render themselves duly entitled to them. 3 (92) Part of Nicholson’s hope was realized in 1837 when Michigan established their state university, specifying that “agriculture was to be an integral part of the curriculum” (Danhof 71). Not much was accomplished, however, much to the dissatisfaction of
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  • Spring '08
  • RUSSELL
  • Times New Roman, New Roman font, Angeli

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