What’s the most effective advice for a student who has written the following passage?
Tom Carlson talks about the importance of reliable witnesses at court hearings. “It’s crucial that the witnesses you use are credible” (65). Dr. McKinley agrees. “Witnesses who are not believable can do more damage than the best-prepared defense lawyer” (42).
A. You need to provide context for your quotes so we know why you’re including them and how the ideas connect to your point.
B. It’s confusing for a reader to encounter more than one quote in a single paragraph.
C. Summary is always more effective than direct quotations.
D. This is a strong passage, because you quote two experts directly.