|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.
Adapted from University of Houston Victoria: Decide When to Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize and Purdue OWL: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing.
|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...
Adapted from San Francisco State University: Using Someone Else's Words and University of Houston Victoria: Decide When to Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize
|How do I quote?||