Ballenger’s statement implies that, despite the fact that a researcher ought to use a source in his or her research, he or she is not eligible to directly copy the works incorporated in the source. The relationship between a researcher and the source becomes complex in this context in that, owing to the fact that a researcher should use resources and closely relate his work to the source in which he retrieved facts and supporting evidence, he or she should not quote the work directly but somewhat present the ideas or rather the supporting evidence using his or her own words.
One can incorporate the source material into his or her own writing through the use of summary and paraphrasing. These two methods are important towards forming relationships because it does not necessarily bring new meanings to the work incorporated in the source but rather present the main ideas and arguments using different words and maybe length.
There exist many ways to introduce an essay, essentially, one can employ the following methods when introducing his or her essay.
- Use of quotation- A quotation is a repeated or a copied idea from a speech or a text. “Reading requires some explicit skills and discipline that include time consciousness and persistence” (Duffy 37) is an example. Using a quote when introducing an essay is essentially important because the quote chosen was taken fundamentally because it has a strong implication to the essay, in this way, the reader will find it significant hence relating the content within the essay with the quote. The use of quotation is therefore useful.
- Beginning with a dialogue- dialogue technique entails incorporating a human voice into the paper (Babbie 263). For instance, you can begin a paragraph by basically asking and answering yourself a question as a way of capturing the attention of the reader. I suppose this technique is useful based on the notion that, he or she will be involved in the paper philosophy.
- Asking questions- asking questions is a technique that involves making queries (Babbie 262). For instance, one can begin an essay by posing a question that requires one to agree or disagree with the thesis statement or rather the research question. This technique is effectual in that, the reader will be able to relate the arguments in the paper to those professed in his or her mind.
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