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Using Direct Quotations Appropriately  
 

How to use direct quotations

Quoting the words of someone else, to support your own argument, means you are taking responsibility for:

  • Using the message in the context of the originating text
  • Accurately transcribing the actual words and punctuation used in the originating text.

Intentionally altering the content of a quotation, or using a quotation out of context, is academically dishonest. Unintentionally altering the content of a quotation, or using a quotation out of context, is poor scholarship. Either could be viewed as a breach of academic integrity and result in penalty.

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