Do your students effectively work text into their writing? Unless you're teaching an upper level course, the answer is probably, "Not so much." Many times, students resort to quote dropping just for the sake of getting in the "required" number of quotes. Whether the text makes sense with the idea or has any significant meaning, period, seems to be irrelevant to them. Or is it? Maybe they just need something as a reminder, on hand, that they can use as a "go to."
This handout gives them methods and examples for integrating quotes into their writing, and it provides them with a strategy for ensuring their text is effective within the overall paper. The methods in this handout correspond with the Double Decker Quote Cookie, which was actually created as a visual diagram for this handout.
When I color code my writing handouts for my students, this sheet is PINK, for it deals with the ideas, which are the MEAT of the ideas.