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Contexts for Inquiry Chapter 6 Notes

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Contexts for Inquiry Chapter 6 Notes ENG 111

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Chapter 6 was all about the proper uses of summaries, paraphrases, quotation, and synthesis! Enjoy
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Contexts for Inquiry Chapter 6 Reading Intertextually Summaries Paraphrases and Quotations 1 Summaries and Paraphrases are restatements of another writer s words Use Summaries when you only need to present the key ideas of the text you re citing to support your argument Paraphrases are more appropriate when all the info in the passage is important but the language may be too complicated for your readers 2 Quotations are another writer s exact words Quote when the passage is so effective that changing or altering it in any way wouldn t help to conveysupport your argument lt s perfect as is Paraphrase 1 Restating a passage in your own words same length as original passage some variance may occur use of synonyms to more clearly convey meaning behind passage cite the author page number at the end of the passage use the author s name when beginning the passage Summarize 1 Condensing a body of information while presenting key ideas and acknowledging the source describe the author s key claims present the gist thesis of the author s argument contextualize what you summarize you may need to include context of the outside situation or the previous paragraphs for your source to make sense to readers Synthesize 1 Similar to a summary summarize key points of and author s argument 2 Creates context for your own argument 3 Usually two or more sources comparing or contrasting them to the benefit of your argument demonstrates a knowledge of your own argument if you can address claims of other sources 4 Requires connections among ideas from different texts you must decide and explain what those connections mean formulate the gist of what you just read brings forth the relationships between two or more texts as they relate to your argument the synthesis should flow to make a conversation between your argument and the texts Quotations 1 Take and active stance don t rely only on quotes to convey information it can make you seem like you don t know enough about the topic don t use quotes when a summary or paraphrase would work better 2 Explain the quotation let your readers know what they should have learned from the quote 3 Add variety attach block quotations to your sentences makes the conversation flow better and seem more natural if you omit words within the quotation replace them with ellipsis if you omit a sentence or more add a period before the ellipsis if you add words bracket them like this make sure the block quotations are grammatically correct within your own sentence you must still cite 4 Don t forget QUOPARPUNC the order in which to end and cite a quotation first end the quote then cite your source in parentheses last name page number ast end your sentence with a period ex Howard demonstrates this by saying Solar power is better for the environment than oil I know because I m a scientist Howard 10


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