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Creating Smooth Transitions

Quotations should not appear as isolated statements but need to be blended into the main text.

Isolated:

Last year the bilingual program was completely reorganized. "Once we could get by with two or three English teachers who spoke Spanish, but now we must serve students who speak Russian, Polish, Chinese, and Vietnamese" (Lopez 12). The administration is dedicating more resources to meet the needs of recent immigrants.

Blended:

Last year the bilingual program was completely reorganized. Dean Sara Lopez noted "once we could get by with two or three English teachers who spoke Spanish, but now we must serve students who speak Russian, Polish, Chinese, and Vietnamese" (12). The administration is dedicating more resources to meet the needs of recent immigrants.
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Last year the bilingual program was completely reorganized. "Once we could get by with two or three English teachers who spoke Spanish, but now we must serve students who speak Russian, Polish, Chinese, and Vietnamese," noted Dean Sara Lopez (12). The administration is dedicating more resources to meet the needs of recent immigrants.

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From The Sundance Reader, Third Edition, Web Site by Mark Connelly.