5.1.2 Applying Strategies for Integrating Direct Quotations
In this lesson, you will learn to apply strategies for integrating direct quotations within your text. The conventions for integrating quotations are probably among some of the more detailed aspects of managing sources when you are trying to avoid unintentional plagiarism. Of course, this tutorial does not include everything you could ever possibly need to know, but it does cover the basics. Even so, there is enough information to think about that the lesson is divided into two presentations.
This content can get a bit tedious, so taking a break between viewing the two presentations is a good idea. The good news is that, even though you need to pay attention to picky details for integrating your sources, you don't need to memorize them. Even most experts memorize just the guidelines they use often and look up the rest. Remember that the activities at the end of each presentation are designed to let you practice the skills. You don't need to memorize a lot of picky rules for this tutorial. As you document sources, you will find that you work very slowly at first, having to look up everything. With more experience, you will naturally memorize other guidelines without even trying. (Hint: Don't wait till the last minute to work on documenting your sources. You will eventually get faster, but it will probably always take much more time than the typical college freshman anticipates.)