Essay Editing Day 1. Editing Quotes and Works Cited. Steps for Editing Quotes. Highlight or underline all quotes, including words leading into or out of the quote. Count the number of words quoted. Write the number in the margin and circle it - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Essay Editing Day 1Editing Quotes and Works Cited
Steps for Editing QuotesHighlight or underline all quotes, including words leading into or out of the quote.
Count the number of words quoted. Write the number in the margin and circle itQuote can not be longer than 10-12 words. Keep only the best part of the quoteSummarize the rest in your own words and use it to lead into the quote or as a sentence before the quote to give context.
EXAMPLE:Original: Tania Modleski suggests that "if television is considered by some to be a vast wasteland, soap operas are thought to be the least nourishing spot in the desert" (123). Revised: In her critique of soap operas, Tania Modleski argues that some view television as "a vast wasteland" and soap operas as "the least nourishing spot in the desert" (123).
In-Text Parenthetical CitationCheck for these mechanical issues:Quote must begin or end with your own words (integration)Two (2) quotes can not be back to back in a paragraphAdd a sentence or two of explanation between quotesAll quotes identify where the information came from in one of the following ways:First time citing put the authors last name and page of source (Jones 28).no punctuation and do not write page, pg or anything else before the number.Next time using the same source, only put the page number (45).If no page number, just use authors last name (Jones)If no author, in parenthesis put an abbreviated version of the title (Dangers of Television)Cite your source even if paraphrasing. Do not put anything in quotes, just end with (page #)
In-Text Parenthetical Citation (Cont)Guidelines for when to Quote and when to Cite sources:Do not quote when a paraphrase will do. Do not cite sources for information that is readily available in popular reference books: well-known dates and events identities of famous personalities and politicians familiar sayings
MechanicsA quote can violate the rules of writing. Only fix a quote to maintain the integrity of your sentence (e.g. change a pronoun to a proper noun, change tense, add a word to clarify the quote, etc.) Put the change in brackets [ ].Do not begin or end a quote with a word in brackets, instead move the word outside the quotation marksOriginal: In looking at the moon [John Smith] whispered that he loved Pocahontas (Miller 58).Revised: In looking at the moon John Smith whispered that he loved Pocahontas (Miller 58).Use the ellipses only when removing part of a sentence from the middle of the quote. Never use at the beginning or the end of a quote.