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Quote Notes - HIST 2098

Assignment Details


This assignment helps you develop note-taking skills to better comprehend class readings, help jog your memory in class discussions, find quotable quotes to cite and reference, and connect class readings to your own experiences and ideas. Each assignment requires you to identify two quotations. The first demonstrates your mastery of the material by selecting a quote that is emblematic / summative of the author(s)’s central argument or main point. The second is a quote that surprised you or interested you in a new way, and why.

In one document, choose two quotes from the assigned readings and explain your selection in a 4-6 sentence paragraph. Include citations. Submit your Quote Notes through Blackboard before the start of class.


  • prepare for class discussion & participation
  • develop critical reading skills
  • deep engagement with the assigned readings
  • practice contextualization of quotations


Each Quote Notes is worth 5pts (5% of your grade). You are required to complete five (5) Quote Notes. Grades will be assigned based on the following criteria:

  • selection of two appropriate quotes with citation (2pts)
  • explanation / justification of the quote selection (3pts)

Due Dates

  • September 3, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • September 17, 2019
  • September 24, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
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