Presentation on theme: "Direct Quotes How to embed and cite. 1. Find your source Remember to follow the guidelines for appropriate sources Skim the article for pertinent."— Presentation transcript:
1. Find your source Remember to follow the guidelines for appropriate sources Skim the article for pertinent information that supports your topic Underline the statements that clearly support your thesis/topic sentences
3. Insert the quote in your paper Copy the quote word for word. Be sure to retain the same punctuation. You do not have to use the entire sentence; use only the part that is relevant to your paper.
Example: Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263). Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
Cite the source Cite the author and the page number in the parenthesis following the quote. If the author is mentioned preceding the quote, only put the page number. Smith claims that this leads to “direct quote” (Page#). This leads to “direct quote” (Author page#).
If the source has no author… When a source has no known author, use a shortened title of the work instead of an author name. Place the title in quotation marks if it's a short work (e.g. articles) or italicize it if it's a longer work (e.g. plays, books, TVshows, entire websites) and provide a page #. This region has "more readily accessible climatic data to monitor and study environmental change" ("Impact of Global Warming" 6).
Add modifications if necessary 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. Example: 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).
Omitting words 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 (... ) preceded and followed by a space. For example: In an essay on urban legends, Jan Harold Brunvand notes that "some individuals make a point of learning every recent rumor or tale... and in a short time a lively exchange of details occurs" (78).
Lastly, remember to place every source you use in the Works Cited