QUOTE WEAVING Our goal is to weave quotes (or, better yet, quote fragments) into a single sentence

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  • QUOTE WEAVING Our goal is to weave quotes (or, better yet, quote fragments) into a single sentence.
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  • WEAVE only what you need from a quote into your own sentence. The star of the writing is YOU and YOUR THINKING. You dont need to use an entire long quote.
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  • Use Only What You Need I want to write a sentence about the narrators inability to communicate with his wife and parents. Original Quote from Three Soldiers I should be there, helping them decide. My wife and my parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around my silence. An hour ago, I was yelling at Angie for turning on the damn news. My father, carving, wont meet my eyes. He says, White meat, or dark?
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  • Use Only What You Need I want to write a sentence about the narrators inability to communicate with his wife and parents. Original Quote from Three Soldiers I should be there, helping them decide. My wife and my parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around my silence. An hour ago, I was yelling at Angie for turning on the damn news. My father, carving, wont meet my eyes. He says, White meat, or dark?
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  • Dumping: By the end of the story, the narrator is incapable of basic communication with his own family members. My wife and parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around my silence. An hour ago, I was yelling at Angie Weaving: By the end of the story, when his wife and parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around [his] silence, its evident that the narrator is now incapable of basic communication with his own family members. Weave Dont Dump Besides being dumped, notice how the switch to First Person POV is confusing for the reader. Notice how the quote has been woven into the sentence. Its not just hanging out by itself like in the example above. Also the POV problem is fixed.
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  • The Turney Test: Look at the sentence in which youve woven a quote. If you were to eliminate the quotation marks, would your sentence sound like a normal sentence, free of run-ons and/or confusion? To weave properly, do the Turney Test
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  • Wrong By the end of the story, my wife and my parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around my silence, it is evident that the narrator is now incapable of basic communication with his own family members.
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  • Wrong By the end of the story, my wife and my parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around my silence, it is evident that the narrator is now incapable of basic communication with his own family members.
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  • Correct By the end of the story, when his wife and parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around [his] silence, its evident that the narrator is now incapable of basic communication with his own family members (Rogers 5). First time you use a quote from a writer, use the last name. After that, when using only one source, you just need the page number. Notice that the period for the sentence goes after the citation.
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  • Evidence from Three Soldiers I didnt have an answer. Although confident when answering questions about daily routines, when one of his soldiers is dying, the sergeant struggles with the discomfort of needing to lead when he [doesnt] have an answer (Rogers 1). Use brackets [ ] to change a pronoun or verb tense to make the quote work grammatically in your sentence. However, you cannot alter the authors word choice or intent. When writing about literature, we want to use the present tense.
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  • The Highlight Test = YOU = AUTHOR By the end of the story, when his wife and parents do their best to make Christmas dinner conversation around [his] silence, its evident that the narrator is now incapable of basic communication with his own family members. The goalthere should be more of your writing than the authors!
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  • Weave the quote fragment with CONTEXT When we use a quote, we often need to make sure the reader is clear about Who is saying, thinking, or doing this? What has just happened? When is it? (beginning, middle, end?) Why is the character saying or thinking this? Where is this occurring?