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Using Quotations Effectively

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Weave quotations into your text when you can. That’s often more effective than long block quotations or quotations in parentheticals.


“A string of quotations . . . alone does not an argument make” Justice Moseley, Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas, Texas (on page 6) (via @ minorwisdom). Justice Moseley suggest that you use quotations:

To emphasize a major point of your argument.

To buttress a critical disputed part of your argument.

When it is important to state exactly what the person being quoted said.


Consider using a quotation if the source material expresses the thought better than you can.

Using Quotations Effectively

Using quotation marks with other punctuation—a review of the rules in the US by @joe_roy


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