Introducing A Quote

Introducing A Quote

A very common way to introduce a quote is according to the author’s name so here we have according to Thomas and then we have a comma and then we have the quote another way to do that would be Thomas escapes or Thomas says something like that and you would have comma the one that I didn’t put on the screen here this kind of similar to this one if you actually use a complete sentence to introduce a quote a sentence that would make sense on its own then you would actually use a pole in there instead of a comma you don’t see that very often but sometimes people do that the other way and I would encourage you to try this way even though it’s a little bit harder it definitely makes your paper more interesting to read. Look at the other quoting methods at Edusson.

Because the kind of various things it’s actually to integrate the quote into the grammar of the sentence and so you can see here he warns his readers not to go gentle into that good night so the quote kind of just follows seamlessly from the rest of the sentence and the only thing that marks it off as a quote is the quotation marks and of course if we were it’s a sort of real paper there would be a citation there too so we don’t need any kind of comma or any punctuation mark there at all besides the quotation marks so those are two ways to introduce your quotes into your papers here just a couple of miscellaneous rules or tips for integrating sources first of all with summaries remember summarize any shorter than the original and keep summaries short I know I’ve seen a lot of book reviews where you know the first section of the book review is supposed to be a summary of the book and the students just kept going on and on and on for maybe even three pages on the summary of the book and it started it became the longest part of the book review.

And really usually a summary should be sure as part of the book review so try and make it short in the first place if you find that you’ve written a really long summary go back in and kind of take a speck and look at it and delete the things that don’t need to be in there and by the way I should say this too if you’re writing an English paper or a paper on literature it’s generally understood that you don’t need to summarize the plot you’re assuming in that field that the reader has already read this short story or the poem or the novel or whatever it is so you actually don’t need to summarize the plot at all don’t quote too much most of the paper should be in your own words notice that I was very vague here I just said most because I had to need to give you a percentage because it changes depending on the field that you’re in and the paper that you’re writing and really just the individual needs of that specific topic.