The Exciting World of Integrating Quotations

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The Exciting World of Integrating Quotations You’ve written your paper, or perhaps a draft of it, but you still need to include properly cited sources or want to make sure you’ve cited them properly. Follow this handout to guide you through the ins and outs of integrating quotations. What are quotations, anyway? According to Diana Hacker, “A quotation consists of the exact words from a source” (259). In The Everyday Writer , Andrea Lunsford emphasizes that “quoting involves bringing a source’s exact words into your text” (113). A properly integrated quotation will have 3 parts: signal phrase, quotation, and page from which it was taken. The definitions above are good examples of properly cited quotations! Why and when are quotations used? An authority on your topic can support your ideas. An authority challenges or disagrees with others in the same field. An authority provides a counter-argument to your position. At a glance: how to choose and use quotations Quote the Good Stuff A source says something so well that you couldn’t alter it without changing its meaning. A source supports exactly what you’re trying to prove. A source disagrees with your position, but arguing against it will make your point stronger. A source says something you understand! This will help because you’ll be able to analyze it later. Resist the Urge to Splurge – do not over-quote Use 1-2 short quotes per paragraph to support your main points. Use only what you need. Ask yourself: Why am I using this quotation? What purpose does it serve?
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2010 for the course DOC DOC 1 taught by Professor Klatch during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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