5+1 steps to Embedding Evidence in your Essay

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Introduce
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Each sentence that includes evidence should begin with your, the writer’s words.
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Integrate
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When your evidence is properly integrated, you can read your sentence out loud and you will not hear that there is evidence in your sentence. In other words you have maintained the integrity of your sentence even though someone else’s words are included in there.
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Quote
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Always use quotation marks when putting someone else’s words into your writing. It is never okay to do otherwise.
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Cite
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In addition to using quotation marks, you must cite the page in which you found the evidence using MLA rules.
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Punctuate
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Using MLA rules, the period for the embedded sentence should be outside the citation.
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Discussion
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This is a very important +1. For each embedded sentence, you should have at least 2 sentences of discussion.

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