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Practice with In-text Citation

Instructions

Integrate the following passages accordingly.
 

1. Make a direct quotation from the following sentence: "Content development is the hardest, most time consuming part of any website development project" (Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton, Web style guide: basic design principles for creating web sites, 3).

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2. Paraphrase the following passage: "Sun's user inferface expert Jakob Nielsen estimates that his redesign of Sun's intranet user interface may save each employee as much as 5 minutes a week through consistent company wide application of design and navigation interface standards. The aggregate savings in Sun employee time may amount to as much as ten million dollars a year, thus improving productivity and increasing the efficiency with which employees use the companies intranet sites " (Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton, Web style guide: basic design principles for creating web sites, 51-52).

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3. Make a mixed quotation from the following passage: "People who disregard technological megaleaps are likely to end up feeling out of touch. Worse, once a person falls behind in the endless race to know and understand new technology, it takes tremendous determination and stamina to catch up (Willem Velthoven, Liesbeth den Boer, and Geert-Jan Strengthold, Website Graphics--the best of Global Design, intro). *note, for multiple authors, refer to them as Velthoven et al. "Et al" is Latin for "and others."

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4. Make a direct quotation from the following sentence: "Our life is frittered away by detail" (Henry David Thoreau).

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5. Paraphrase the following passage: "Many highly regarded web sites only fill 2 of the 3 basic requirements of good design. Namely, well-written content, an intuitive interface, and an appealing yet consistent design theme. All too often, sites are produced with well-written text but poor illustrations or vice versa" (Steve Bain and Daniel Gray. Looking Good online: the ultimate resource for creating effective web designs. Ventana Communications Gropu, Inc, NC, 1996, p.99).

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6. Make a mixed quotation from the following passage: "If Laura Lemay [an HTML guru] were to assemble a web site's dream team, she would first narrow the search down to four types of people: a writer with a journalism background, a programmer, a designer, and a 'curious person' . . . 'Doing something flashy and cool is less important than writing good content,' she said." (WebWeek).

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Tom Johnson. tjohnson@aucegypt.edu. Last updated May 2004.