Setting Up Your Quote
Another Step in the CSQT Method
1. What is a Set-up?
2. How do I choose a quote?
C= When asked a question, you need to make a CLAIM.
S=SET-UP your claim by giving it a context.
Q=Add a QUOTE to help prove your claim.
T= TIE the quote to your claim and explain how it proves it.
"A Loaf of Poetry" by Naoshi Koriyana
Let's try using the C.S.Q.T. method.
Question: What is the poet comparing writing poetry to?
Step 1: Choosing a Quote.
- Choose a quote that will support your claim.
- I need a quote that will show that the poet is comparing poetry to bread.
Step 2: Setting up the Quote.
The Set-up gives a context for the quote. (It explains who said it or where it came from.)
Here are a few examples of set-ups:
- In the beginning of the poem, Koriyama says...
- On line ___, the poet uses...
- Toward the end of the poem, the poet...
- On almost every line, Koriyama...
Assignment: For our forum, create a set-up and quote for the claim (above).
- It must be a complete sentence that includes both a set-up and quote.
- You may use one of the set-ups in the lesson.
- There are many possible quotes, so choose your favorite one.