[UNLOCKED]: Writer’s Notebook: Quoting

[UNLOCKED]: Writer’s Notebook: Quoting

 For this Writer’s Notebook, you will complete the following quoting activity over the article “Your Brain Lies to You” by Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt. Be sure that you have read and taken notes over both the article and the lesson The Art of Quoting before beginning this activity (they are both posted above). The Art of Quoting ExerciseUse the following topic sentence and quote from the article “Your Brain Lies to You” by Sam Wang and Sandra Aamodt to create a PARAGRAPH with a correctly embedded quote sandwich. Your quote sandwich needs the following four parts: an introduction, the quote, the explanation (or interpretation), and the commentary. Be sure to introduce your quote with the authors’ names and titles (credibility). Make sure your paragraph follows the tell, show, share method of paragraph development. Be sure to refer back to your thesis at the end of your paragraph. Thesis statement that you are defending (be sure to refer back to your thesis at the end of your paragraph):Political campaign advertisements should be required to be truthful and accurate.Topic sentence (use exactly as it is to start your paragraph):Political candidates use the brain’s own power of forgetting to spread and reinforce false rumors about the opposition.Quote from page 79: “Even if they do not understand the neuroscience behind source amnesia, campaign strategists can exploit it to spread misinformation. They know that if their message is initially memorable, its impression will persist long after it is debunked.”Grading rubric:

  • Topic sentence, 5
  • Includes author’s name and credibility, 10
  • Does not include the title of work, 5
  • Uses the correct quote, cited correctly, 10
  • Uses a strong signal verb, 5
  • Translation/explanation of quote, 10
  • Analysis of quote, 20
  • Reference to thesis, 10
  • Uses college level grammar and punctuation, 10
  • Is an actual paragraph, 10
  • Total, 100