How do you quote a large section of text?

How do you quote a large section of text?

Place quotes longer than four lines of prose or three lines of verse in a free-standing block of text and avoid quotation marks. Begin the quotation on a new line, with the full quotation indented 1 inch from the left margin and double spaced. End the quotation with another full stop/period followed by a blank line.

What are the MLA guidelines for quoting a source that is five or more lines in length?

To quote 5 or more lines of prose or 3 or more lines of verse, start on a new line, indent the quoted section 1 inch (2.5 cm) or around 10 spaces from the left margin, and double-space between lines without using quotation marks. Then include the source name and page number after your quotation.

For example, if the source is in the library's collection of literary works called "Poems by Emily Dickinson," follow this procedure when quoting from it: "From 'The Soul Has No Country —' by Emily Dickinson: 'No matter how much — or how little — she has done, / An honest life, lived openly and sincerely, / Is better than a thousand years of fame.'" You would begin a new paragraph when quoting from the source and including its title.

When referencing a source that is only four lines long, use these guidelines: Start on a new line, indent the quoted section 1/4 inch (6 mm) or around 8 spaces from the left margin, and do not double-space between lines.

What are the APA style rules for long quotations?

Prolonged quotations Direct quotes of 40 words or more should be included in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, with quotation marks omitted. Begin the citation on a new line, indented 1/2 inch from the left margin, just as you would a new paragraph. The quotation should be centered within the quotation mark area, with the date given as well if known.

If the quotation is longer than one page, then include additional pages with the end of the quotation and continue the citation on the next page. Use footnotes to indicate further reading or documentation related to the quote. Within the text, refer back to these notes by adding them as footnotes.

How do you cite a quote that is longer than 40 words?

Omit quotation marks and place direct quotations longer than 40 words in a free-standing block of typewritten lines. Begin the citation on a new line, five spaces in from the left margin. The reference list should include all works cited in the body of the text with the exception of articles, notes, and bibliographies. In citations for articles, lists, and reviews, include only the title and date of publication if available. If an article has no title or date, simply list the author's name and the word "article" instead.

References are usually placed at the end of papers, but they can be included in the body of your paper if they are relevant to the topic. References should not take up more than about 15% of your paper (although this percentage may vary depending on your field). Use references effectively by including both descriptive and procedural information. Authors should use caution not to include reference entries solely for the sake of filling out their papers, as these entries will not be read by reviewers or readers.

To properly cite a long quotation, first print it in whole form without any quotes around it. Then follow the above guidelines for citing sources. Note that words such as words, phrases, or sentences inside the quoted material are not considered part of the quoted material and so do not require separate quotation marks when referencing them.

What do you do when quoting long sections of material, e.g., of more than 40 words:?

Prolonged quotations (block quotes) Omit quotation marks and place direct quotations longer than 40 words in a free-standing block of typewritten lines. You can use page numbers or not; your choice.

If you choose to use page numbers, type them after the quoted material in small capitals under the word QUOTE. The page number should be followed by a period. You can also include citations in the text without using footnotes if you prefer. In that case, omit the footnotes from the version submitted with your paper.

This method is called "in-text" referencing and it's done by using special characters such as "<<" to indicate a block quote. These characters will look like this: <<">>". Please note that a single "<<" character will end up being two characters when printed so watch out for printing errors here!

In addition, when citing multiple sources for a single sentence or phrase, it's necessary to specify which one you are referring to. This is usually done by adding the source's name within parentheses at the end of the sentence/phrase. For example: "Some authors use (parentheses) to identify their sources."

Finally, make sure that when you use references they are relevant to your paper.

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