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Incorporating quotations in your writing

Incorporating quotations in your writing

Author: Kathryn Reilly

    Introduce quotes, why they are used in writing, and how to incorporate them in the introduction, body, or conclusion.


    Explain how to effectively embed quotes within a paragraph and support them with insights or paraphrasing. 


This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English writing style and who is confused about to effectively incorporate quotes in a paragraph. It will explain how to support and embed quotes with appropriate style.   

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Incorporating Quotations in Text

This Powerpoint introduces the difference between dialogue and quoted material as well as reviews how to insert quotations into paragraphs.

Source: Kathryn Reilly

Quotations about Quotations...

"The next thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one."

   -Ralph Waldo Emerson


"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself."

-Marlene Dietrich


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Quick Embedding Quotation Guide

This color-coded Word document reviews how to embed quotations in a paper.


Source: Kathryn Reilly

Website References

The following websites offer many examples and some practice at embedding quotations into your writing:

This website offers many examples, and reviews punctuation.

This website offers good examples, and relates the kind of sentences to cars!

This website offers the rules in a quick reference PDF format - great for printing!


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