When you quote from someone else's work you must:
- Enclose the quote in quotation marks.
- Use the exact words that are in the source.
- CiteCitation is the practice of providing details about the sources of any information that you use in your work. Proper citation is necessary in academic writing. the original source of your quotation (including the page number).
As so famously stated by Doctor Seuss, "I do not like green eggs and ham" (Geisel, 1960).When should you quote?
Quoting directly might seem like a simple way to to incorporate your research into your writing, but there are a couple guidelines you should consider:
- Generally, direct quotations should only be used when you are analyzing the particular words used or if there's something special about the language used, (i.e. it is especially eloquent or important.) If you are just presenting information you found, it is better to paraphrase.
- Quotations should be accompanied by your own words. Don't let a quotation stand in for your own explanation.
- Make sure your quotations correctly represent what the author was saying. Don't quote someone out of context or in a way that they can be misinterpreted.