Introduction to Integrating Source Material

What you’ll learn to do: identify the conventions of source integration

Well-integrated source material can build the strength of a writer’s argument, but integrating sources is a difficult task. Incorporating someone else’s ideas and words into your own writing can be confusing for both you and your readers. Fortunately, certain strategies, or conventions, can help.

This section will help you learn to integrate sources smoothly using a strategy known as the “source sandwich.”