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University of Toronto St. George
Innis College Courses
Vikki Visvis

Discrepancies between word and action HOW IS THE ARGUMENT BEING MADE??? Writing thesis different from writing annotation Annotation will summarize the secondary research and criticize it Thesis will not summarize essay Primary essay thesis needs to critically engage with essay o Not summary of content o But a critique Thesis is critically engaging with the essay Using Sources: Quoting If passage is particularly striking If need an authoritys support o Especially if your point is controversial, provocative, off-centre, etc. If passage is worthy of further analysis o If particularly loaded and want to unpack its implications If you want to directly disagree with someones point of view HOW TO QUOTE o Include source o Need introduction, some kind of context, who is speakerwriter o More analytical opener the better o The important point is do not just include without some kind of explanation, context, or analysis Do not assume quotation is not self-explanatory o Punctuation used to introduce quotations Do not use any punctuation when using conjunction that o Keeping the context in mind and appropriately using the quotation, weave it with own words o Variation key Use verbs precisely o Long quotations, introduce with full sentence Contextualize is key introduce with something substantial If longer than four lines, set it off as a block quotation Justified an inch to the left, not on the right Parenthetical citation AFTER the period of final sentence Introduction not enough Need to be followed by analysis Quotation not self-explanatory Dont end a paragraph with a block quotation o Ellipses spaces between the three periods . . . Something has been taken out of a sentence e 4 periods a sentence has been removed Try to avoid omission is? Makes the reader wonder For economy
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