Write a few sentences (about 100 words) integrating a quote from any of the articles that you will be using in your paper. Be sure to connect your quote to the rest of your sentences. You can do this via signal phrases (“Smith argues” OR “According to Smith,” etc) or by integrating your quote as it grammatically fits into your sentence. Document your quote by using the MLA in-text citation guidelines you have studied in this lesson.

When you are done posting your response, reply to at least one classmate in no fewer than 75 words. Comment on how effectively they have integrated a quote.

Your discussion post will be graded according to the following criteria:

  • 80% – Clearly focused thesis that takes a position on the selected topic
  • 20% – Thoughtful response to a classmate’s post that comments on what was done well and what could be improved in his/her thesis
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