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Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research Full details in

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research Full details in your Writer’s Survival Guide, pg. 26 • Introduce the quotation • Deliver the quotation • Explain the importance of the quotation or interpret the meaning of the quotation • Analysis or inference (what does quote convey or demonstrate about the person? )

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Introduce the

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Introduce the quotation: For example, when Lennie tries to befriend him, Crooks says to Lennie,

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Deliver the

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Deliver the quotation: CE U D O R T N I DE R E V LI For example, when Lennie tries to befriend him, Crooks says to Lennie, “Maybe you guys better go. I ain't sure I want you in here no more. A colored man got to have some rights even if he don't like 'em" (90).

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Explain the

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Explain the quotation immediately afterwards: This shows us that Crooks has been treated badly by white people in the past, so he no longer trusts them. He realizes that even though black people did not have rights in the 1930 s, he has the right to demand personal space in his quarters.

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Analyze or

Use the I. D. E. A. Strategy to Incorporate Your Research • Analyze or inference (what does the quote convey or demonstrate about the person? ) Moreover, since it is a white person (Lennie) who is invading Crooks’ space, and Crooks does not trust white people, he insists on protecting himself by kicking Lennie out, which causes him to be lonely.

Put your I. D. E. A. together into a well-developed paragraph: CLAIM: Introduce :

Put your I. D. E. A. together into a well-developed paragraph: CLAIM: Introduce : Deliver: Elaborate : Analyze: CONCLUDE: Even though Crooks is not a major character, he becomes important when he tries to teach Lennie to become distrusting of others, just as he himself is. For example, when Lennie tries to befriend him, Crooks says to Lennie, “Maybe you guys better go. I ain't sure I want you in here no more. A colored man got to have some rights even if he don't like 'em" (90). ” This shows us that Crooks has been treated badly by white people in the past, so he no longer trusts them. He realizes that even though black people did not have rights in the 1930 s, he has the right to demand personal space in his quarters. Moreover, since it is a white person (Lennie) who is invading Crooks’ space, and Crooks does not trust white people, he insists on protecting himself by kicking Lennie out, which causes him to be lonely. In conclusion, Crooks becomes important in Of Mice and Men because he reminds us that racial discrimination created a great deal of pain and isolation for minorities during the Great Depression.