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Integrated quotes to support an argument—excerpt 1

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Task: Critically discuss Plato's criticism of democracy.

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Evans (2001) direct quotes   |   Evans (2001) paraphrase
Schemeil (2000)

Background: In the essay the student argues that Plato's criticism of democracy is misguided and concludes that either the democracy that Plato was contemplating is rather different from our understanding of democracy or that the societies today that we perceive as democratic are more like Plato's concept of a perfect state than is immediately apparent. In this excerpt the student is identifying and clarifying the term 'democracy'.