I’m studying for my English class and need an explanation.

Incorporating quotes into your essay is very important when you try to prove to your reader that you are right (that your thesis and points are true). To do this well, we want to make sure our quotes are inserted clearly and fully. To help you with that, please review the information below. I give you very specific steps to follow when introducing and using quotes, and I will ask you to use these steps with all of our essays, so pay attention!

Review the handout and video from the previous page if you need review.

STEP 1: Select one passage from Gladwell or one of your secondary sources and write/type it, word for word, no mistakes, every word exactly as it appears in the text.

STEP 2: Using the five steps above, pretend this is your first time using this passage in your essay, and write a sentence in which you introduce him as a source. Please include: his name, his credibility, the article title and the purpose of the text.

STEP 3: Select one of the transition verbs above and write a sentence incorporating the direct quote using a comma to offset the quote and quotation marks around the quote.

STEP 4: Add a parenthetical citation. This is the page number on which the information appears, listed between parentheses after the citation. If you do not have a page number, do not include one. Also include the writer’s last name. Remember—only last name page number. NO commas, or any other marks: ( ).

STEP 5: Now, imagine that this is the second time you are using this same article in your essay. Write down below how you would introduce the same quote you wrote above as the second instance of Gladwell use.