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|Get your assignment in front of you, then follow the instructions below. Type your response to each step in the box below it. When you have filled in all the boxes, click on the button at the bottom of the page and you will be well on your way with this project.
Before you begin, you will want to decide what you should quote. It is best to use quotations sparingly. Generally, if more than a quarter of your paper consists of quotations, your paper will seem weighed down by other people's words. Most of the time when you want to report another person's words, you should paraphrase.
Generally, you should only use a quotation when:
Step 1: Find a few sentences from the reading you have done for this project that you think really stand out or are central to your thesis. Decide which sentences or phrases should be quoted in your paper. Write a few of them in the box below.
•Quotations can be used to enhance many different kinds of writing. Quotation is often used hand in hand with description, paraphrasing, and narration.
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