Integrating Sources to Demonstrate Strong Writing Worksheet

Research Writing: Research Process

Practice with this Integrating Sources for Stronger Writing Worksheet to understand how poor incorporation of quotations hurts your paper instead of strengthening your research writing. By completing 10 exercises, you get more familiar with what to avoid when it comes to using quotations.
Integrating Sources to Demonstrate Strong Writing

Instructions

For each of the exercises below, determine if the statement is true or false, and explain your answer.

  • True or false: You should include as many quotations as possible in a research paper. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: Never begin your research paper with a quotation. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: It does not really matter if your readers understand the relevance of quotations to your overall topic. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: Avoid ending every paragraph with a quotation. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: If a reader questions your “well-supported” claims, it is not your problem. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: Strong signal phrases play no role in how well your sources are integrated. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: It does not matter if your quotations fit your audience. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: Use at least one quotation in every paragraph. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: Every quotation should blend seamlessly into your paper. Explain your answer.

  • True or false: Asking multiple random questions before presenting a quotation does not hurt the strength of your writing. Explain your answer.