Q. What is a signal phrase?

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This is an optimal way to introduce a citation in your writing, especially a quote, some may think it is only for a quote, but it is for any citation! A signal phrase introduces that you are about to use someone else's ideas. It sets up the introduction of quoted or paraphrased material.

ORIGINAL SOURCE
“Writing at a college level requires informed research.”

SIGNAL PHRASE EXAMPLES

  • Harvey wrote in his book, “Writing at a college level requires informed research” (1).
  • Many authors agree, “Writing at a college level requires informed research” (Harvey, 1).

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