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Linking Texts & Graphics in an Essay Video

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Imagine you have to write an essay about two sources. The first is a diary entry from a soldier who fought for the French leader Napoleon during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. The diary describes how miserable it was for this poor soldier to invade Russia in the winter. The second source is a graph showing how Napoleon invaded Russia with a huge army, but so many of his soldiers died from cold and starvation that by the time he retreated, his army was tiny.

Which of the following represents an argument that addresses both sources?

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Imagine you have to write an essay about two sources. The first is a diary entry from a soldier who fought for the French leader Napoleon during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. The diary describes how miserable it was for this poor soldier to invade Russia in the winter. The second source is a graph showing how Napoleon invaded Russia with a huge army, but so many of his soldiers died from cold and starvation that by the time he retreated, his army was tiny.

Which of the following uses connecting words and phrases to link the two sources together?

2. Jem is planning an essay on two sources. One source is a letter written by a soldier in the Civil War to his wife at home in Pennsylvania. The other source is a historical journal article on letter-writing in the Civil War. Which of the following approaches to her essay would best link these two sources?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are accessible any time and help gauge your knowledge of linking texts and graphics in an essay. For the quiz, you need to know about examples of linking sources in an essay.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can gauge your knowledge of:

  • Linking two different sources in an essay
  • Something helpful when you're writing an essay that links two sources
  • Describing a difference in perspective between two sources
  • Arguments that address two sources
  • An example of something that connects words and phrases to link two sources together

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on tying together texts and graphics in writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about linking two different sources in an essay
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about methods for connecting different texts and graphics together and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can cover more in a quick manner thanks to the lesson, Linking Texts & Graphics in an Essay. Objectives you can cover include:

  • Understand what graphics are
  • Determine why texts need to be linked together
  • Review source perspectives
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