Stusy guide: They say, I say

Chapter 3 : The Art of Quoting

To adequately frame a quotation, you need to insert it into what we like to call a “quotation sandwich,” with the statement introducing it serving as the top slice of bread and the explanation following it serving as the bottom slice.


X states, “not all steroids should be banned from sport.”

According to X, “­­­­­­­­­-­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________.”

Templates for explaining quotations

The one piece of advice about quoting that our students say they find most helpful is to get in the habit of following every major quotation by explaining what it means, using a template like one of the ones below.

Basically, X is warning that the proposed solution will only make the problem worse.

Adelina Borrero and Miguel Huerta