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1 “TIQA” How to Write an Organized Essay Using “TIQA”

2 What is “TIQA” ? Topic sentence Introduce quote: Using your own words, introduce necessary information to put the quote into context. Often this will include specific information about exposition (main characters, inciting actions, the characters’ personalities, conflicts etc.). Quote: provide your quote Analyze: Explain the importance of the quote and how it supports your topic sentence.

3 TIQA Part 2 Transition Sentence: transition from the first example to your second example. Introduce Point to be Supported By Your Quote: introduce your second piece of evidence. Quote: provide your second quote. Analyze: analyze your second quotes, and if possible, tie the two pieces of evidence together to make a larger argument.

4 Integrating Quotations into Sentences The 4 Steps 1. FIRST identify the speaker a. narrator b. character c. NEVER the author Ex: Whitney says, “The place has a reputation- a bad one.”

5 2. Copy the quotation exactly as it is in the book. Put quotation marks around the quotation. EX: Whitney says, “The place has a reputation- a bad one.” Integrating Quotations into Sentences

6 …continued a.If you want to take any words out of the quotation, delete the words and replace with an ellipse. It looks like this- … b.If you want to add words to the quotation, add words and put brackets around them. Brackets look like this: [ ] Ex: Rainsford thinks, “It’s so dark…I could sleep without closing my eyes [because] the night would be my eyelids”

7 Integrating Quotes 3. Cite the source of the quotation. Write the author’s last name and page number. Put parenthesis around author’s last name and page number. End the sentence with a period after the parenthesis. Subsequent quotations from the same source and page number should cite only the page number.

8 Integrating Quotes Ex: Rainsford thinks, “It’s so dark… I could sleep without closing my eyes [because] the night would be my eyelids” (Connell 69). As he fell overboard “the blood-warm waters of the Caribbean Sea closed over his head” (69).

9 Integrating Quotes 4. Read your sentence to make sure it flows seamlessly. Marry your sentence with the quotation!


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