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Chapter 10. Making Your Bones > Body Talk - Pg. 115

Making Your Bones · · · · · · E-mail Letters to the editor Research reports and term papers Problem-solution essays Writing about literature Writing across disciplines 115 The following passage gives examples of how meteorologists forecast the weather: Ever hear the phrase: "Everybody always talks about the weather, but no one ever does anything about it"? Well, we do talk about the weather a lot, because it affects almost everything that we do. Of course, forecasters don't just look out the window to prepare the weather report you see on television. Rather, they use a sophisticated weather information network located all over-- and above--the planet. Over a dozen weather satellites orbit the earth constantly. Other weather satellites remain in fixed positions 22,000 miles above the equator. Their rotating cameras can photograph the entire earth, except for the North and South Poles. The North and South Poles are photographed by additional satellites, which follow north-south and south-north routes. Air- planes and balloons make daily ascents to gather data. Weather stations in almost every country on earth contribute information for forecasters to use. Quote Me Quotations function in the opening paragraph to establish the writer's credibility. The same is true in the body of the writing. That's because including quotations from credible sources marks you as a writer who can be trusted. Use quotations to your advantage in these types of writing: