When you are making decisions about how to integrate quotations into your essay, you might imagine that you are reading the essay out loud to an audience you would not read the parenthetical note without some sort of introduction, your audience would not even know that the statement about roman antiquity was a. Quoting involves using exact words, phrases and sentences from a source, setting them off with quotation marks, and citing where the information was taken from below is the writer uses american psychological association (apa) style to cite the author berestein by introducing the quotation with the phrase according to. Templates for introducing quotations x states, “______” as the world-famous scholar x explains it, “______” as claimed by x, “______” in her article ______, x suggests that “______” in x's perspective, “______” x concurs when she notes, “______” you may have noticed that when the word “that” is. Incorporating quotations remember that when quotations are used, they must be integrated smoothly into the essay, rather than simply being dumped in to do this, introduce the quotation or paraphrased information by giving the name and credentials of the individual you are quoting example: barbara s cain, clinical. Never insert a quote or a paraphrase abruptly into your writing without first introducing the quote (or paraphrase), citing it, and explaining it this means that you will never begin or end a paragraph with a quote this method is often referred to as the ice method of integrating quotes: introduce, cite, and then explain 1.
When introducing quotes be sure to include the author's name and page number in the case of apa formatting, also include the date. Particularly if your quote is the first sentence in your paper, be sure to provide 2-3 sentences of explanation and context there should be a clear sense of why you are choosing to use the quotation and why it is important to the rest of your paper. Hmm interestingtell me more this introduction has set off the paper with an interesting quote and makes the reader want to continue reading how has jefferson's public life differed from his private life notice how this introduction also helps frame the paper now the reader expects to learn about the duality of thomas.
Use quotation when the speaker or writer is an expert on the subject or an otherwise famous person whose specific words might be newsworthy, of general interest, or add credibility to your paper as a rule, introduce quotations with a specific reference to their context--either events in the story, or ideas in the paragraph. Essay quotes from brainyquote, an extensive collection of quotations by famous authors, celebrities, and newsmakers at the age of 12 i won the school prize for best english essay the prize was a copy of somerset maugham's ' introduction to modern english and american literature' to this day i keep it on the shelf.
When to use quotes in your essay usually, you will not use any quotes in your essay's introduction an introduction should be entirely in your own words the paragraphs in the body of your essay will begin with your topic sentence (the statement that tells the readers what the rest of the paragraph will be talking about. Your paper develops an argument about what the author of the this handout presents (1) general guidelines about the use of quotations in a literary analysis (2) suggestions about ways to introduce a quotation either by indicating what it is intended to show or by naming its source, or both for non-narrative poetry,. Cite long prose quotations in mla formatting, long quotations are known to be anything that has more than four lines of prose or three lines of poetry if you come across one of these, then you'll have to put the quote in free-standing blocks of text, and not use quotation marks you can introduce the quote with a line of text.