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  • To Show Agreement
    Block Quotations When to Quote When Not to Quote Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources To Show Agreement One person declaring something to be true can be easily ignored or dismissed After all it is only one person s opinion It may or may not be true When several people agree that something is true however it is not so easy to dismiss By including source material in your writing you tell your reader in effect that there is a chorus of agreement on your ideas That said be aware that a chorus of agreement does not necessarily mean that the chorus is right Citing and documenting the chorus simply bolsters the credibility of your argument and gives others the opportunity to research your findings further and come to their own conclusions It also indicates that you have done your homework on the subject and that what you have to say can be trusted at least to

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1690&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • To Introduce Factual Evidence
    Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources To Introduce Factual Evidence Because factual information such as the date a war started and statistics can be independently verified by your readers through their own research or experimentation this type of evidence is often the most credible form of support you can offer for your ideas As a student you usually might not have

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=1692&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Quoting Source Material
    Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Quoting Source Material There are many reasons for quoting source material a primary one being that captured in the expression getting it straight from the horses mouth Quoting authoritative voices in your field lends credence to the arguments you present By association your words and those you quote are

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  • Quoting Directly
    Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Quoting Directly Quoting Directly means taking a specific statement or passage made directly by an author and including it word for word in your work The words you quote are original to the author you are quoting and are not taken from any other source You may not rephrase the statement

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  • Quoting Previously Quoted Material
    Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Quoting Previously Quoted Material Quoting previously quoted material means taking a specific statement or passage that the author of your source material has already taken directly quoted from another source and inserting it into your work The rules remain the same as when quoting directly you may not

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=244&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Using a Quotation within a Quotation
    Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Using a Quotation within a Quotation Using a quotation within a quotation means taking a passage from your source material that is a combination of the author s own words and a passage that he or she has quoted from yet another source and inserting that into your own

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=246&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • Using Block Quotations
    to Quote Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources Using Block Quotations A lengthy quotation one exceeding four lines of text is often set off as a block quotation or independent passage indented on the left margin Typically they appear immediately following the paragraph introducing the quotation The general rule is to end the last sentence of the paragraph preceding the block quotation with a colon then drop down a line in your text as if beginning a new paragraph before inserting the quoted material One inch about 10 spaces is the standard Be sure to cite the source of your quotation properly for more on that please refer to the style rules of the documentation system MLA APA Chicago Manual of Style etc your academic discipline requires Note Unlike other quotations block quotations do not require the use of quotation marks Blocking and indenting the text as well as introducing the quotation in the preceding paragraph sufficiently

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/page.cfm?pageid=248&guideid=16 (2015-10-15)
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  • When to Quote
    Material When Not to Quote Editing Quotations Blending Quoted Material Grammar and Spelling Issues Punctuating Quotations Paraphrasing Source Material Overview Paraphrasing Accurate Paraphrasing How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing Summarizing Source Material Overview Summarizing Source Material Being Accurate Being Objective Being Focused Being Concise Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Integrating Sources When to Quote Source material should be quoted when it enhances the focus of your document

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