|What is a quotation?
A quote is a statement that is identical to the original, using exact wording of a narrow segment of the source material (either written or spoken). Quotes match the original source word for word and must be attributed to the original author.
|When should I quote?
Using quotations is the easiest way to include source material. However, quotations should be used sparingly. Use quotations to support your ideas, rather than writing a paper that is merely just a string of quotes with only occasional input from you. Use direct quotations only when an idea is better expressed when using the original author's own words.
A few good reasons to quote...
|How do I quote?