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ENGL 1101 - Wall (Cartersville) - Fall 2023: Quoting

The Big Picture:

  • Citations and references are maps.
  • Can the reader understand where you are getting your information?

Example One:

This is my sentence "blah this is my quote blah blah" (Lastname page number), but insert clause sentence finishes.

This is my sentence ending in a quote "blah blah blah" (Lastname page number).

Example Two:

 

According to Lastname, paraphrase paraphrase paraphrase or "quote quote quote" (page numbers).

Example Three:

Author writes "My poetry is beautiful / You will like it or else" (line numbers).

Use // for a stanza break.

Long Quotes

For more than four lines of text, or three lines of verse:

  • Start a new line and indent by half inch.
  • Double space.
  • No quotation marks.
  • Citation goes after the punctuation.

Sentence introducing quote.

blah blah blah blah

blah blah blah blah

blah blah blah blah

blah blah blah blah

blah blah blah blah.
(Author page number or line)

See OWL Purdue for More Examples

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