WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II Rotating Header Image

Integrating the OED

One of Katie’s sources (1:00 section) — Silence, Music, Silent Music — uses the OED on page 1 to help define “silence.” We can’t get away with a footnote in our essays, however, and need to integrate the OED right in our essays, in context: “The OED, for example, defines silence as the absence of sound … the avoiding of mentioning or discussing something.” This is still an interesting example of how a writer uses the OED to support a point, or to put something into context, and note how she paraphrases the OED at the beginning of her 3rd paragraph.