Source Integration

Just as with any type of essay, when you write an argumentative essay, you want to integrate your sources effectively. This means you want to think about the different ways you integrate your sources (paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting) and how you can make sure your audience knows your source information is credible and relevant.

These key lessons on source integration in Research are relevant here.

Summarizing

Paraphrasing

Quoting

Signal Phrases

However, this helpful checklist on source integration can help you remember some of the key best practices when it comes to getting the most out of your source material in your argumentative essay. There are two versions of the checklist below. The first one is for a printable version and the second is for an interactive PDF version.  In some browsers, you may need to download or save this file to be able to utilize all of its functionality. You may also download, save, and submit to your professor as a part of your process.

A thumbnail image for the printable source integration checklist. A thumbnail image for the interactive source integration checklist.

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