Below are quotations from various sources. If you were using these sources in a paper, would you quote, summarize, or paraphrase? Explain your decision.
2. I am in awe of them, and I feel privileged to have been a witness to their lives and their sacri?ces. There were so many other people whose stories could have been in this book, who embodied the standards of greatness in the everyday that the people in this book represent, and that give this generation its special quality and distinction. As I came to know many of them, and their stories, I became more convinced of my judgment on that day marking the ?ftieth anniversary of D-Day. This is the greatest generation any society has produced. (Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation; Brokawâ??s book is about American men and women who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II.)
3. Gym class was another brush with fascism. You line up in your squads, and you better be wearing your little gym suits. If you are not wearing the gym suit, you are not taking gym class. â??Remember kids, exercise has no effect unless youâ??re wearing these special suits.â? ( Jerry Seinfeld, SeinLanguage)
5. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. (Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence )
1) I would summarize. The point of the text is the "Greatest Generation,' not Brokaw. You can summarize his beliefs in a sentence or two, and include his final sentence to complete the summary of his ...
If you were using these sources in a paper, would you quote, summarize, or paraphrase? Explain your decision.