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Academic Integrity Tutorial for Graduate Engineering Students by DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University

Quoting

Quoting

What is Quoting?    
Quoting is when one uses the exact wording of the source material. Direct quotations should be used sparingly, and should be used to strengthen your own arguments and ideas.


When Should One Quote?
One should use quotes infrequently and only with good reason! Some valid reasons for quoting include:
•    When not using the author's exact wording would change the original meaning
•    To lend authority to the point you are trying to make
•    When the language of the quote is significant

 

Dombrowski, Quinn. The "Library". 10 Jun. 2010. Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/4692181263 


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