Activity: Integrating Sources
Return to the key points that you wrote out in your Writing Plan. Choose one of these points you want to strengthen using the research you’ve already conducted in the Opposing Viewpoints database and online (remember, one and only one of your sources may come from a website you found outside of the database), then follow the prompts below to practice integration.
We’ll be using the PIE method of source integration for guidance, so feel free to look back over that material.
Answer each prompt below
1. Review your sources and select a source that will support a key point in your essay.
2. In 1-2 sentences, clearly state what the point is that you are trying to make in this particular section of your project.
3. What information from the source you selected in step 1 supports this point? You may quote or summarize that source below.
4. Explain how the information provided in question three supports your point. How does this information also support the overall argument in your essay?