What is TIP QC?
TIP QC – How you will incorporate your quotes and citations into your Seedfolks Theme
Essays.
What does TIP QC stand for?
T – Transition Words
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First, Second, Third
For example; For instance
In addition; In particular
Besides
To demonstrate; To illustrate/show
In particular
Furthermore
Particularly; Specifically; Additionally
I – Identify the Speaker or Source of your Quote (Who said it? Where did it come from?)
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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe
o Speaker – Edgar Allan Poe
“Twerking is the best.” – Miley Cyrus
o Speaker – Miley Cyrus
“The t-rex is known for only eating meat and having tiny arms.” – Seventeen Magazine
o Source – Seventeen Magazine
“Oojamaflip: (noun) Like ‘thingamabob’ or ‘whatchamacallit’, ‘oojamaflip’ is a word
used to refer to something a person doesn’t know the name of, or doesn’t wish to specify
precisely.” – Oxford English Dictionary
o Source – Oxford English Dictionary
P – Power Verbs – Use these to lead into your quotes! – Action Verbs!
ARE (Action Verbs)
 add, affirm, announce, assert, communicate, convey, declare, deliver, disclose,
divulge, express, gives voice, maintain, make known, mention, pronounce, put
forth, relate, remark, render, repeat, reply, report, reveal, speak, state, verbalize,
voice
ARE NOT (Being Verbs)
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be, am, is, are, was, were, being, been
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Q – Add the QUOTE, word for word, mark for accuracy (spell words correctly, etc.)
Students will discuss/share their responses with the rest of the class (Teacher will also call on students
to answer questions. Students will raise their hands. etc.).
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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
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WRONG EXAMPLE: “Alls that wee seem or see is but a dream with a dream.”
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CORRECT EXAMPLE: “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a
dream.”
C – End with a CITATION
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“The Maplewood Tree Frog is indigenous to remote parts of Canada and found in regions
of Northern Vermont, USA.” (Froggy Books Monthly, October 2012)
DON’T DROP THE QUOTE
Problem: The writer simply drops a quote into a paragraph in an essay without any explanation
of where it came from or who said it.
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WRONG: Psychological issues are another commonly known cause of anorexia.
“Victims of midlife eating disorders tend to suffer from low self-esteem and
perfectionism, according to those who treat them.”
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RIGHT: Psychological issues are commonly known cause of anorexia. For example, in
“Dying to be Thin,” the author reports, “Victims of midlife eating disorders tend to
suffer from low self-esteem and perfectionism, according to those who treat them.”
(Newsome 211)
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WRONG: Jacob is angry with Bella. “My best friend counted me with his enemies.”
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RIGHT: Jacob is angry with Bella. By the end of the book, readers discover that Jacob
has still not forgiven Bella when author, Stephenie Meyer writes, “My best friend
counted me with his enemies.” (Meyer, “Epilogue – Treaty,” New Moon, p. 562)
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