Cite evidence
(ensure your quote is AMPLE, ACCURATE, and RELEVANT)

  • Think
    • Consider the question you are responding to..
      • what quote / phrase / word from the text / extract supports your argument?
      • think about how it supports your argument (does it?)
      • what specific words support your argument? (zoom into the text)
      • choose the most important part of the quote to write as your second sentence
  • Write
    • Write your identified quote in a single, concise sentence
      • try to keep your quote below 10 words
      • introduce the quote properly
      • use the correct format of open ” and closing “
      • write the quote down verbatim (get it right)


The quote that shows this is: “Marley was dead: to begin with.”

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