Preemptive Quoting

Summary: This article is an announcement from Oral Roberts University (ORU) about their new program which implements Fitbit™ wearable watches into their fitness program. In it they outline why they feel this is a good next step for their progressive fitness program. The article also states that wearing Fitbits™ will be mandatory for first year students but optional for all upperclassmen. The article finishes with a brief mention of the connectivity software that will directly transmit data from the Fitbits™ to the school’s records, thus allowing the school to monitor their students’ fitness levels.

 

Paraphrase: We here at ORU will be implementing Fitbit™ devices in our fitness program this coming year. We are a very progressive university and we feel this new program will move us towards a more digital age. This Fitbit™ technology will allow us to monitor our student’s aerobic activity (and other areas of their health) and use that data in our fitness programs. We are requiring all incoming freshmen to wear  Fitbit™ wearable watches, and upperclassmen may purchase their own Fitbit™ decives from the campus book store. We are very excited to be offering this new technology to our students and look forward to the positive health benefits it will bring.

 

Quotes:

attributive tags: Oral Roberts University’s President William M. Wilson said “ORU offers one of the most unique educational approaches in the world by focusing on the Whole Person – mind, body and spirit, the marriage of new technology with our physical fitness requirements is something that sets ORU apart” (Oral Roberts University Integrates Wearable Technology with Physical Fitness Curriculum for Incoming Students).

grammatical integration: ORU has made “Fitbit fitness tracking… required for all incoming students” and optional for all upperclassmen (Oral Roberts University Integrates Wearable Technology with Physical Fitness Curriculum for Incoming Students).

full sentence + punctuation: Oral Roberts university released a statement saying:

“Fitbit was created to empower and inspire individuals to live a healthier, more active life. They design products and experiences that fit seamlessly into individuals lives, making to easier to achieve health and fitness goals, whatever they may be” (Oral Roberts University Integrates Wearable Technology with Physical Fitness Curriculum for Incoming Students).

One thought on “Preemptive Quoting

  1. Nice work, Johnny! I think you’ll be able to pull some of this straight into your paper. The summary works well as an overview. One note on paraphrasing: you don’t actually have to do it in their point-of-view–it can just track a little closer to content than summary, but still be from your own perspective. Does that make sense?

    The quotes are looking nice, too. In the “full sentence + punctuation” though, notice that your introduction isn’t actually a full sentence–you’ve sort of done an attributive tag with different punctuation. The full sentence would be something like:

    Oral Roberts believes that the new program has the power to create great change in the student body: “Fitbit was created….”

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