Incorporating specific, quoted textual evidence can add richness, elaboration, and sophistication to students' writing. This handy reference sheet provides four important tips for students to use when incorporating textual evidence into their writing. The handout also includes a sample paragraph, broken down into the MEL-Con format. Emphasis is placed upon the placement of quotation marks, parentheses, and page numbers. In addition, students are taught how to incorporate the words of other authors seamlessly, instead of the unrefined "copy-paste" style of many student papers. You may make copies for your students.