Quotes are a support system for your arguments

A well-placed quote can make all the difference when you are making an argument. A quote can convince your reader that other respected, intelligent individuals have shared your perspective; it can argue your point with winning style or rhetorical power; it can prop up your argument where you may need help; and so forth. In this learning pathway, you will learn how to use the work of others in order to strengthen your argument.



The overall purpose of this learning pathway is to learn how using the work of others can strentghen your arguments. Your goal is to:

  • Learn to identify when you need evidence to support your arguments.
  • Learn what type of evidence you need.
  • Learn how using the work of others can make your essay much more effective.