6 DIRECT QUOTATIONS ASSIGNMENT
DEADLINE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT IS NOV. 19
Submit as an attachment to the Dropbox by clicking this link: RP #1: Direct Quotations
I. WRITE 6 DIRECT QUOTATIONS with MLA CITING AND EXPLANATIONS from your research for this assignment.
A. In this Unit, see my documents: How to Use Direct Quotations and Summaries, Documenting Sources and In-text Parenthetical Citations, and MLA Style Works Cited.
B. These quotations and the summaries from the research assignment become EVIDENCE in your essay to support your thesis and topic ideas.
C. SEE TEXT Information to read:
1. Accurate quotations pages 708-10
2. In-text Citations pages 238, 241-42
3. Sources information pages 669-71
4. MLA style pages 725-31, 742-44
5. Sample Works Cited page 751 -52
6. See “How to Quote” pages 232-238.
7. MLA Format for writing a Research Paper pages A1-A3.
IV. WRITE 6 DIRECT QUOTATIONS with MLA CITING AND EXPLANATIONS for YOUR RPS EVIDENCE:
A. Direct quotations are important passages you select from your research sources, which support your ideas and convince the reader that you are knowledgeable about
B. These direct quotations are inserted into your paragraphs as EVIDENCE when you start drafting your long essay.
C. Direct quotations as evidence should include facts, expert testimony with their names and titles, specifics, statistics, examples, percentages, numbers, dates,
interviews, comparisons, and other important information.
D. Use the Rubric for Research Paper in content and in Doc Sharing as a guideline for writing your draft, and use the RP OUTLINE also in content.
E. Direct quotations should not be selected from Wikipedia, blogs, or from sources which do not have an author or authors. That is, not everything you search on Google
or the Internet is appropriate although by reading these sources, you obtain background knowledge to write from.
F. Quotations should be from reliable sources in academic databases such as Infotrac and Newsbank, which you access through your college’s library or through the
Kansas [or your own state] Card Library online through your local library. [As a college student, you can access the library off-campus. Email or call your colleges
librarian for assistance.]
G. Use parenthetical citing after quotations with writers or writers names and page number/s. (Allende and Lanier 220-22).
H. Quotations should be written exactly as in the text where you get them.
I. Note-taking as your research: Print out articles if possible. Highlight or underline sections which you think are important and may want to use as your direct
J. Be finicky about the quotations you choose to write because they transfer to paragraphs in RP and are your EVIDENCE.
K. By choosing good quotations for this assignment, you will not have to go back and do more research later while drafting your essay.
V. HOW TO COMPLETE THE 6 QUOTATIONS ASSIGNMENT: See example below.
A. A. Create a box for the article from a magazine or journal or book, and write an MLA style entry. This will be an entry in your Works Cited.
B. B. Introduce the direct quotation with a signal or key phrase such as: Toni Morrison in her book Racism and Teaching at Princeton: My Life as a Professor asserts,
Teaching at a predominantly white university as an African-American has its challenges (145).