How do you quote an interview in an essay?

How do you quote an interview in an essay?

List the interview by the interviewee's complete name. If the name of the interview is part of a bigger work, such as a book, television program, or film series, put the interview title in quotation marks and the larger work title in italics. For example, if the interview appears in a volume titled Great Interviews from The New York Times, place "Sarah Jessica Parker" in quotation marks when referring to it alone on a page.

Analyze how the interviewer asks questions and what kind of answers they get. Note any common patterns in the way topics are raised. Do this by writing short essays about different parts of the interview. For example, one essay could be about Sarah Jessica Parker's reaction to being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.

In your essay, discuss what ideas or thoughts arise from reading the interview. Did anything surprise you? Can you identify any trends in how she responds to different questions?

Finally, describe a situation in which you would want to quote from the interview.

How do you quote from an interview?

To cite an interview you conducted yourself, begin the Works Cited section with the interviewee's name. Then just explain it by using the word "interview," followed by your own name and the date of the interview. Alasdair Gray interviewed Angus Wilson in 1977 and referred to them as "two Scottish writers who have been very important in my development as a novelist." You can find out more about both men here: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/16183.Angus-Wilson and here: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/16182.Alasdair-Gray.

It is acceptable to refer to other interviews with your interviewer's name if they are well known in the industry. For example, if Michael Kinsley had interviewed John Gardner for The New York Times Magazine, then others could also cite this article as evidence that he was an important figure in their own development as authors.

Citing an interview you did not conduct would be inappropriate because there was no one to thank or blame for any information being given. However, if another author cites something you wrote but didn't interview him or her for, then make sure to give credit where it is due!

Interviews can be difficult to write about because there often isn't enough time to cover everything discussed during the conversation.

How do you cite an interview in an essay?

Alasdair Gray Interviewed by David Bradley.

If someone else conducted the interview but you still want to include it in your work, that is fine as well. You would simply note that it was another person who interviewed the subject and include their name along with your own. For example, if I wanted to include an interview I conducted with my friend Dan, I would write: "Alasdair Gray was interviewed by his friend David."

As for sources other than interviews, books or articles are cited in much the same way as interviews. Begin with the name of the author followed by the title of the book or article. For example, if I were writing about Greek mythology and came across a book on the subject by someone named Peter Brown, I would cite it as follows: "Peter Brown's book on Greek mythology titled Zeus: The Lord of Lightning Strikes is recommended."

Web sites are a little different because they don't have titles or authors. Instead, they are identified by URLs or web addresses. To properly cite material found on a web site, first find the language the site uses to identify content. This will usually be either a URL or a keyword.

Are essay titles in quotes?

The title of a work is usually taken from the title page of the publication. Italicize the titles of longer publications such as books, magazines, databases, and websites. For titles found in longer works such as articles, essays, chapters, poetry, Web pages, songs, and speeches, use quote marks. Avoid using single or double quotation marks at the beginning of a sentence; instead, leave some space and start the sentence with a colon (:).

Italicization of book titles is an old convention that dates back at least to the 15th century. It makes words stand out from the surrounding text and so helps readers find what they are looking for. Today, however, it is often avoided because it can appear pretentious. Using italics to highlight book titles is therefore seen as outdated and unnecessary.

Book titles should be given significant attention when writing a book review. The title is usually left unmodified from the original version published by the company who owns the copyright, but it may be changed by your reviewer to fit their own style or audience. You should try to match the tone of the article with the tone of the title, so avoid using a title that sounds like a complaint even if you are commenting on how great this book's content is.

Essay titles can be a challenge because they need to give clear credit to a topic while still sounding interesting. An interesting essay title will likely encourage readers to click through to your article.

About Article Author

James Beamon

James Beamon is a writer, publisher and editor. He has been working in the publishing industry for over 10 years and his favorite thing about his job is that every day brings something new to work on, whether it be author interviews, social media trends or just finding the perfect quote to use in an article.

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