Using your outline, develop your body paragraphs for Paper 2. You will want to practice different ways of developing your paragraphs, like providing a variety of ways to introduce material. You should include directly quoted material and paraphrased material. Both of these types of evidence need to be correctly introduced and documented.
Try to incorporate the evidence in your paragraphs using signal phrases from the previous commentary. Use at least one of the signal phrases to introduce a direct quotation or paraphrased material. The material you bring into the paragraph should be punctuated and documented correctly, for example, by providing quotation marks (for directly quoted material) and a parenthetical reference to show the source of the material. Note that a quotation within another quotation appears enclosed within single, not double, quotation marks.
Post one of your paragraphs. It will also be helpful for you to post the thesis of your paper.
Then, in a separate paragraph, note the following, using these color codes:
- The paragraph’s topic sentence (light blue)
- At least one signal phrase for evidence (green)
- At least one area where you bring in your own commentary (such as your explanation or analysis of the evidence) (purple)
- Identify at least one keyword that is present in the paragraph and that you use elsewhere in the paper to provide unity (brown)