Integrating sources is an important writing skill.
When you integrate your sources well, you demonstrate to your reader
your thoughts and ideas on the topic
that your ideas are supported by research and other authorities on the subject
that you understand how different ideas from the research are related
Be careful to not overuse sources in your writing. It is important that your ideas are at the forefront of the reader’s mind and that your sources support your argument.
This sentence can be a topic sentence that
makes a transition from the ideas of the preceding paragraph to new ideas or evidence
states a hypothesis you want to prove within the paragraph
Avoid long quotations that are not surrounded by your own interpretation or opinion, and never include quotations that do not add value to your argument.
Be sure that you've carefully read and critically thought about every source you introduce, including how it fits into your overall argument.
Make sure your reader has all the necessary context to understand your ideas as well as your supporting evidence from your research.