If you just want the first line to be indented, put your cursor in front of the first word and hit the tab key by erin mcdaniel on jun 30, 2014 do i need quotation marks at the beginning and end of my quote still by ally t on jan 19, 2015 hi ally-you do not need quotation marks when creating a block quotation. If that passage exceeds four lines (some sources say five), then set it off as a block quotation be sure you are handling block quotes correctly in papers for different academic disciplines–check the index of the citation style guide you are using here are a few general tips for setting off your block quotations: set up a block. The full-sentence introduction to a block quotation helps demonstrate your grasp of the source material, and it adds analytical depth to your essay but the introduction alone is not enough long quotations almost invariably need to be followed by extended analysis never allow the quotation to do your work for you usually. A block quote is a lengthy quote that is visually set off from the rest of your paper it is single-spaced (rather than double-spaced, like the rest of your paper) and indented an additional half inch so that it visually draws attention to itself on the page the objective is to signal to the reader, even from a distance, that what follows. There is no firm rule on when to use an indented block quote the chicago manual of style recommends using block quotes for 100 words (six to eight lines) or more of text however, a common rule-of-thumb for short undergraduate papers is to use a block quote for more than four lines of text after defeating antony and. What is quoting quoting is where you copy an author's text word for word, place quotation marks around the words and add a citation at the end of the quote quotes should be using sparingly as over quoting can suggest a lack of understanding of the text you are referring to in scientific writing, it is generally the case that.
Different style sheets (mla, chicago, etc) have different conventions for quoting in literary essays normally i am tolerant of variations, but many students do not seem aware of some features shared by all for quoting poetry please follow the guidelines below (and your other professors will appreciate it if. Blockquotes (long direct quotes) for citations over 4 lines, blockquotes should be used a blockquote is indented and written as a separate paragraph it does not have quotation marks around it example of a blockquote using harvard intext referencing. Provided that credit is given to the american psychological association for any other use, please contact the apa permissions office block quotation examples example 1 this example demonstrates a block quote because some introductory phrases will lead naturally into the block quote, you might choose to begin the. Block quotations start on their own line the entire block quotation is indented 05 inches, the same as the indentation for a new paragraph, and is double spaced block quotations are not surrounded by any quotation marks the punctuation at the end of the block quotation goes before the citation the ending citation is.
To quote 5 or more lines of prose, or 3 or more lines of verse, begin on a new line , set the quoted passage off from the text of your essay by indenting 1″ (25 cm) or about 10 spaces from the left margin, double-space between lines, without using quotation marks example: in their introduction to computer science with c ++. Using the slash when quoting poetry when quoting lines of poetry up to three lines long (which are not indented, see indenting quotations), separate one line of poetry from another with a slash mark (see examples in incorporating quotations into sentences. Even when writing a paper in which you consult only a single source—such as a single poem, story, novel help you quote properly using mla format block quotations when working with a passage of four or more lines, do not enclose it in quotation marks but indent it one tab stop (125cm) from the left-hand margin.
In text citation mla style wr721 using sources well quotations and paraphrases in mla style are used to provide supporting evidence for your analysis of a text, but block quotations: occasionally, it is necessary to use long quotations if a quotation is longer than four (4) lines, then you need to insert it differently, and. Mla citation format is a method for formatting your paper and documenting the sources of information when you quote from a source, be sure to put quotation marks around the author's exact words, and be sure the [long quotations are indented one inch from the left margin without quotation marks, and the period is.
Note how the writer sets up the quotations with explained and notes that long quotations: check with your instructor for the system of documentation you should be using (mla, chicago, apa, etc) note that some professors recommend that you single-space within long quotations do not use quotation marks for long.