Quote Weaving Laf-Will - Hinsdale South High School

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Quote Weaving
You are “weaving” a quote into your writing
to help make a paragraph
You are to use quotations as support in your writing. There are THREE MAIN TECHNIQUES OR
TYPES OF QUOTES that you can use. You need to SMOOTHLY WEAVE QUOTATIONS into
your writing.
1. Technique or type 1—PHRASE

Make the quotation a part of your sentence SO THAT IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE
INTRODUCED
 NO PUNCTUATION BEFORE THE QUOTATION NEEDED
Example:
To understand H101 today, it is helpful to know some of its history, especially since it “only dates
back to 2002” (Hernandez 15).
NOTE: When weaving quotes into your own sentences, you must be sure that the grammar of
your part of the sentence matches the grammar of the quotation and vice versa.
2. Technique or type 2—SHORT QUOTATION (4 LINES OR LESS)
 Use a COMMA or a COLON BEFORE the QUOTATION
Example:
According to a recent Stinger article, “The history of H101 only dates back to 2002…Since then it
has evolved from merely an idea to one of the biggest organizations in the school” (Hernandez
15).
3. Technique or type 3—LONG or BLOCK QUOTATION (MORE THAN 4 LINES)


Use a COLON BEFORE the QUOTATION
You only use a block quote when the quotation is MORE THAN four LINES long (NOT
sentences).
 You should ONLY USE a block quote if you NEED ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THE
QUOTE. DO NOT USE BLOCK QUOTES FREQUENTLY!
 Unfortunately, some students use them to lengthen their papers. Do NOT do this! This is
a “writing crime”!
Example:
An article in the Stinger recently explained that Hornet 101 has a short history but an important
influence:
The history of H101 only dates back to 2002, when it was created by Peer Leadership
Network’s sponsors Edmund Arroyo and Nancy Betker. Since then, it has evolved from
merely an idea to one of the biggest organizations in the school, focused on the delicate
and nerve-wracking transition from middle school to high school. (Hernandez 15)
NOTE: Notice how the block quote 1) is missing the quotation marks; 2) is double spaced; 3) is
indented by 1 inch from the regular margin; 4) and has a parenthetical citation at the end of the
block quote.
Lafontaine-Williams
Quote Weaving Practice
Directions: Identify the type of quote being used. Refer back to your Quote
Weaving Handout and Notes.
Topic: H101
Research Question: What is Hornet 101?
Original Quotation: “The history of H101 only dates back to 2002, when it was
created by Peer Leadership Network’s sponsors Edmund Arroyo and Nancy
Betker. Since then, it has evolved from merely an idea to one of the biggest
organizations in the school, focused on the delicate and nerve-wracking
transition from middle school to high school.”
Quote 1
To understand Hornet 101, one must also understand its history. This idea was
presented by Hernandez in a recent Stinger article when she explained, “The
history of H101 only dates back to 2002. …Since then it has evolved from merely
an idea to one of the biggest organizations in the school” (15).
The Quotation Technique or Type is _________________________________.
Quote 2
Hornet 101 “only dates back to 2002” but in just a few short years it has become
“one of the biggest organizations in the school” (Hernandez 15).
The Quotation Technique or Type is _________________________________.
Quote 3
The history and purpose of Hornet 101 is clearly explained in a recent Stinger
article:
The history of H101 only dates back to 2002, when it was created by Peer
Leadership Network’s sponsors Edmund Arroyo and Nancy Betker. Since
then, it has evolved from merely an idea to one of the biggest
organizations in the school, focused on the delicate and nerve-wracking
transition from middle school to high school. (Hernandez 15)
The Quotation Technique or Type is _________________________________.
Quote 4
An article in the Stinger recently explained that Hornet 101 has a short but
growing history: “The history of H101 only dates back to 2002…Since then it has
evolved from merely an idea to one of the biggest organizations in the school”
(Hernandez 15).
The Quotation Technique or Type is _________________________________.
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