Writer's WebEffectively Using Direct Quotations

Use a Quotation:

Short Quotations:

Note how the writer sets up the quotations with "explained" and "notes that."

Long Quotations:

Check with your instructor for the system of documentation you should be using (MLA, Chicago, APA, etc). Note that some professors recommend that you single-space within long quotations. Do not use quotation marks for long quotations.

How to Alter Quotations or Use Parts of Quotations:

Notes on Fairness:

Look at examples of quotations from a paper

Let's recap a few pointers about using quotations:


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