How do you quote long quotes?

How do you quote long quotes?

Extensive quotations 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 followed by a blank line.

What are the APA style rules for long quotations?

Extensive quotations Direct quotes of 40 words or more should be typed 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 can then be incorporated into the text without disrupting its flow.

Extensive quotations are often long passages from books, magazines, or online sources. They require special handling because they are taken out of their original context. For example, if the quotation is found in a footnote, indicate this by writing "ftn" at the beginning of the quotation block. If there are many extensive quotations, it may help to number them at the end of the paper, so that each one can be referred to easily by number rather than location within the text.

The actual length of the quotation depends on how much material is being quoted. Generally, a direct quote uses all caps, while an extended quotation uses small capitals. However, these are only guidelines and specific styles may vary. Follow any prescribed format you find helpful when citing sources within your own work or those of others.

What do you do with a quote over 40 words long?

Extensive quotations (block quotes) Direct quotes of more than 40 words should be typed in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, with quotation marks omitted. Begin the citation on a new line, five spaces in from the left margin. The end of the quotation can either be reached by adding another line or page, or with a shorter quotation it can also be concluded on the same line as the sentence containing it.

Citations within the text Indicate at the beginning of each quotation that follows thereafter what journal volume and page number it is found. Use footnotes for longer quotations. Longer quotations should not be included in the text of the article but referenced with a full bibliographic entry. Include the date of publication if known.

References A reference to a quotation should contain the source information for both the quotation and the citation. For example, if the quotation comes from a book and there is no reference to the book available in your bibliography or references list, then you should include the quotation along with the citation.

Quotations are often considered informal evidence, so they should not be used as the only form of support for your ideas. Instead, properly cite your sources so that readers can evaluate the strength of your argument.

How long is a long quote?

A "long quotation" is one that has more than four lines of quoted text. After the beginning to the quotation, add a comma and indent the entire quotation one inch from the left side. These quotations can be single or double-spaced and should not be accompanied by quotation marks unless they appear in the original text. Include page numbers for the quotations in your bibliography.

What is the correct way to format quotations longer than 40 words?

Direct quotes of more than 40 words should be typed in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, with quotation marks omitted. The end of the quotation can appear at the beginning of a new line or after one or more paragraphs as long as it isn't before the first sentence of the article.

Indirect quotes are formatted in the same way, except that they include two sets of quotation marks, one at the beginning and one at the end. The beginning quote is placed between two commas (or another punctuation mark if you prefer), and the ending quote is placed within the last paragraph written before the quoted material. These marks should be equal size and positioned with respect judgment calls made by the author; sometimes they are one above the other and sometimes they are overlapping. Avoid using single or double quotes inside parentheses, brackets, or braces. They should be removed when referring to the quotation.

It is acceptable to type direct quotes in word processing files but it is recommended that you also print them out in typewritten form so that they can be scanned later for references. This is particularly important for lengthy direct quotes which would otherwise cause scrolling problems on web pages.

References are listed at the end of articles or books.

How long should direct quotes be?

The longer the quote, the wider it should be set off.

The recommended maximum length for a direct quote is 40 words. Anything longer than that should be broken up into multiple quotes.

When writing a multi-quote page or section, start each one with the appropriate number of asterisks ("*" or "|"). Then type your quote, and end each one with another set of asterisks. This makes it easy later on to insert the whole thing into the manuscript without worrying about splitting up the quotes.

To insert a direct quote into your document, first select some text in the main body of the document. Then click the Research tab. In the Research Tools panel, click the Quote button. A window will open with several line spaces at the bottom of your document where you can type your quote. Click OK to close the window.

Multi-quotes are different. They require you to create a reference list at the beginning of the document containing all the sources of the quotes you want to use. When you write your document, choose some quoted material that comes after this reference list in your text.

What is the rule on the length of a direct quote?

On June 27, 2019, 20816. There are no formal quotation length restrictions, although any quotation longer than four lines should be handled as a single block quote. However, rather than using straight quotations, it is often preferable to paraphrase the sources you mention. Paraphrasing takes the form of summarizing the source's idea or concept and then stating your own interpretation of it.

As long as you're being clear about what someone says and why you agree or disagree with them, there is no right or wrong length for a direct quote.

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