Month: March 2020
Clarifying Our Work Last Week, This Week, and Next Week
Week 12 Overview
Questions Answered for Week 11
Week 11 Wrap-Up
Changes to how Office Hours will work.
From now on, Monday – Friday, I will be available to you to get in contact with from 2-4 PM.
You can reach me at the following:
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone and Text: 940-368-4776.
Be aware if you text, please identify yourself in first text and if you call, leave a message and I will call back.
Look forward to continuing to work with you through the rest of the semester.
Returning to MLA Integration of Quotations
This is building on a previous example we looked at in class in the post “MLA Formatting – Integrating Quotations”.
Integrating a Quotation Example
Integration Quotation Sample
Posting to a Moodle Forum
Putting Together Your Argument
If you want to reduce the basic structure to creating an argument, you could reduce it to this structure:
Statement / Claim
Evidence / Example
(Citation of Evidence, whether summarized or quoted)
Explanation / Transition
Topic Sentence: a sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which occurs.
Statement / Claim: expression of material information that builds upon the topic sentence and/or sets up your eventual example.
Evidence / Example: usually taken from some source aimed at supporting your statement/claim and ideally in support of your larger thesis.
(Citation for any Summary, Paraphrasing, and/or Quoting of material)
Explanation: Following your use of source to support larger claim or statement, usually aims to explain and connect quotation to larger overall argument expressed in thesis.
Transition: When finished explaining and moving on to a new paragraph, should help move the conversation/argument forward into a topic of conversation.
From this basic structure you can set up, integrate research information, and explain it, connecting it back to your thesis statement.
I did an example here, color coded to match structure above:
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples relates the story of the parents Alana and Marko who despite their terrible circumstances do all they can to be good parents in how they seek to protect, care for, and love their child even though the circumstances in which they raise Hazel.