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Lesson 12: The "Big Four" Signal Phrases

When introducing evidence, it is better to use a few phrases well, than many phrases badly. I have found that the following “big four” signal phrases serve me well more that 95% of the time.

  1. According to . . .
  2. In fact, . . .
  3. For example, . . .
  4. In the words of . . .

Check Your Understanding:

  1. What are the big four signal phrases?

Quiz: MLA 12