Lead ins Lead in—goes at the beginning of a sentence, paraphrase or quote to introduce quotation, provide background information, and put the information in context. Lead ins come in various forms: By simply introducing the author and/or text: Jackson Thomas, a scientist who researches global warming, argues that “pollution, coupled with la nina/el nino effect, could still take 1 billion years to have an impact” (13). Although teenagers can survive car crashes, one researcher in “What you really need to know” cites this statistic: “One in three teens involved in car crashes where drugs and alcohol are involved will die in that crash” (Bobninski 3). By incorporating the quotation in your own sentence (embedding it): While it is important for teenagers to experience some freedom, “Myspace users do not make good decisions regarding private information” (Fenske 3). Colorado is experiencing a significant increase in “beetle- related poisoning which greatly concerns many environmentalists and economists” (“Colorado Tourism” 4). Explanation Sentences Purpose: Explanation sentences are also called LEAD OUTS. Lead outs are used to: Provide context of the quote Connect the example/quote to your thesis Show how each example/quote supports and illustrates the main ideas of your body paragraph Looks back to your thesis The beauty of lead outs: One of the only times within your academic paper that you’re allowed a little creativity, freedom It is here that you can offer your opinion, your own ideas—demonstrate your thinking and show how these quotes/examples support your ideas; however, you must avoid personal pronouns. Good Examples: When we understand the molecular details of their function, “we will know a great deal more about what and why we are” (“MIT”). Further research of stem cells will improve our understanding of the complex events that occur during normal human development, and therefore, help us have a firmer grasp on how birth defects and cancers occur. President Bush admits that “[the government] records are so jumbled, it’s hard to be sure what belongs to whom” (“Native”). Perhaps this jumble is a real issue; it is often difficult for one to say how much is due a certain Native American tribe after it has been so many years since the Trail of Tears, for example. However, critics suggest that the White House is simply hedging. No matter, minorities mostly agree they deserve reparations, yet money is not the only sort of apology many are looking for.
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