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Incorporating Quotations

❶However, if you want your essay to look professional, then you have to know how to cite quotes correctly, whether you 're using MLA, APA, or Chicago style.

Punctuating and Indenting Quotations

Integrating Quotations into Sentences
MLA Formatting Quotations
How do I incorporate quotes into my essay?

Inquiries were made as to how it got there; I was obliged to confess, and in recompense for my cowardice and inhumanity was sent out of the house. When citing long sections more than three lines of poetry, keep formatting as close to the original as possible. The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy.

We Romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother's countenance Could not unfrown itself. When citing two or more paragraphs, use block quotation format, even if the passage from the paragraphs is less than four lines.

Writing has been an issue in American secondary and higher education since papers and examinations came into wide use in the s, eventually driving out formal recitation and oral examination. From its birth in the late nineteenth century, progressive education has wrestled with the conflict within industrial society between pressure to increase specialization of knowledge and of professional work upholding disciplinary standards and pressure to integrate more fully an ever-widerning number of citizens into intellectually meaningful activity within mass society promoting social equity.

If you add a word or words in a quotation, you should put brackets around the words to indicate that they are not part of the original text. If you omit a word or words from a quotation, you should indicate the deleted word or words by using ellipsis marks, which are three periods.

Please note that brackets are not needed around ellipses unless adding brackets would clarify your use of ellipses. When omitting words from poetry quotations, use a standard three-period ellipses; however, when omitting one or more full lines of poetry, space several periods to about the length of a complete line in the poem:.

Purdue Online Writing Lab. According to some, dreams express "profound aspects of personality" Foulkes , though others disagree. According to Foulkes's study, dreams may express "profound aspects of personality" Is it possible that dreams may express "profound aspects of personality" Foulkes ? Jan Harold Brunvand, in an essay on urban legends, states, "some individuals [who retell urban legends] make a point of learning every rumor or tale" In an essay on urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand notes that "some individuals make a point of learning every recent rumor or tale.

These beauteous forms, Through a long absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye:. Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration.

Your paper develops an argument about what the author of the text is doing--how the text "works. You use quotations to support this argument; that is, you select, present, and discuss material from the text specifically to "prove" your point--to make your case--in much the same way a lawyer brings evidence before a jury.

For the most part, you must reproduce the spelling, capitalization, and internal punctuation of the original exactly. You may alter the closing punctuation of a quotation in order to incorporate it into a sentence of your own:. Commas and periods go inside the closing quotation marks; the other punctuation marks go outside. Lawrence insisted that books "are not life"; however, he wrote exultantly about the power of the novel. When quoting lines of poetry up to three lines long which are not indented, see Indenting quotations , separate one line of poetry from another with a slash mark see examples in Incorporating Quotations into Sentences.

If for the sake of brevity you wish to omit material from a quoted passage, use ellipsis points three spaced periods to indicate the omission. See this sample paragraph. The writer quoted only those portions of the original sentences that related to the point of the analysis. When quoting, you may alter grammatical forms such as the tense of a verb or the person of a pronoun so that the quotation conforms grammatically to your own prose; indicate these alterations by placing square brackets around the changed form.

In the following quotation "her" replaces the "your" of the original so that the quote fits the point of view of the paper third person:. When he hears Cordelia's answer, Lear seems surprised, but not dumbfounded.

He advises her to "mend [her] speech a little. Prose or verse quotations less than four lines long are not indented. For quotations of this length, use the patterns described above.

Indent "longer" quotations in a block about ten spaces in from the left margin; when a quotation is indented, quotation marks are not used. The MLA Handbook recommends that indented quotations be double-spaced, but many instructors prefer them single-spaced. Now, use this to your advantage. Well, there are close to topics in all — far too many to practice responses in advance. Also, practicing each of these topics is not advisable as it is going to take a lot of time and effort and there is no point in mugging them up.

You could as well spend this time on learning some math. Just scanning through these two lists will give you an excellent idea of the types of issues and arguments that show up on test day.

I just made things a bit easy for you, though. Most of the topics that show up on the GRE essay section can be broadly grouped into five categories. So, next time when you practice writing an essay response, make sure you write at least one essay from each of these categories.

And memorize a few quotes related to each one of these topics, as they will be handy. Bookmark this page NOW for future reference. The following quotes from great thinkers have been selected based on their relevance to common GRE essay topics and for their ease of usage. Now, these are a handful of quotes. While practicing, you may look at the list of quotes found above however, if you can remember a specific quote apposite to your essay topic, try to use it — one quote for every essay.

For those avid writers, who believe the number of quotes above are too low, we have the right tool for you. Ellipsoid created a random quote generator tool that draws 5 famous quotes from Goodreads every time you reload the page. The good news is these 5 quotes are always theme based so you know where to use them. If you are going to put in the time to practice writing essays, might as well maximize the score you could get by deploying a quote in your essays.

If so, subscribe to updates and receive exclusive weekly GRE resources and tips. Yes, it is rather difficult to remember all the 21 quotes, which is why we asked you to pick a few of your favorite ones from the list. Plus, the only way you can remember these quotes is by using them while you practice AWA essays. I personally memorize the ones that can be useful in more than one topic, and as said learn the ones you like most.

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For example, suppose you were writing an essay about the differences between the lives of male and female slaves in the U.S. South. One of your most provocative sources is a narrative written by a former slave, Harriet Jacobs. However, you should use block quotations only when you fear that omitting any words will destroy the integrity of.

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Jan Harold Brunvand, in an essay on urban legends, states, "some individuals [who retell urban legends] make a point of learning every rumor or tale" (78). If you omit a word or words from a quotation, you should indicate the deleted word or words by using ellipsis marks, which are three periods .

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If you want to make an impact on your reader, you can draw on the potential of quotations. The effective use of quotations augments the power of your arguments and makes your essays more interesting. But there is a need for caution! Are you convinced that the quotation you have chosen is helping. Using quotes on your GRE essay not only adds authenticity, but also increases your AWA score. Drop one of these 21 GRE Essay Quotes in your next GRE essay!

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Use our sample 'Sample Short Quotes.' Read it or download it for free. Free help from wikiHow. HOW TO USE QUOTES IN A RESEARCH PAPER (See section on rules for parenthetical references in this book.) Identifying Sources in the Body of Your Paper.