What is a Direct Quote?
A direct quote is anything copied directly (that is, word for word) from a published source. It should always be enclosed within quotation marks. If it is not enclosed in quotes, then it is plagiarized. How should quotes be cited in the text? The reader must be able to find exactly where the direct quote originated. The reader needs to know three things: the author name(s), the year of publication, and the exact page number from the original source where the quote originated. Always use quotation marks when quoting directly. Here are two examples. Example 1: The author defines social psychology as the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another (Myers, 2005, p. 4). Example 2: Myers (2005) states, social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another (p. 4). Note that in each example, the reader can determine the name of the author (Myers), the year of the publication (2005), and the page number whe
• What is an indirect quote? • Critical Engagement Questions • What makes a good interview subject? • What criteria are used to determine the news value of the interview? • What criteria are used to test quotes? Activities • Activity 1 • Students will label the 5Ws and H from clippings in the local paper. Samples will come from a variety of styles, including news, sports, police crime statistics, feature, and captions. • Activity 2 • Students will be given a list of facts and quotations on slips of paper. Each student will organize facts and quotations into a story. • Activity 3 • Students will Select a news story from the local paper and label elements in it. The story must be a minimum of six inches in length. The elements to be labeled are lead, body, quotation, and transition. • Activity 4 • Students will write an obituary of someone from pop culture. Names will be drawn from a hat. Examples will include people from modern history, music, film, and sports. Research from printed and
A direct quote, also called a price quotation (although a price quotation is also used to refer to other things), is a foreign exchange rate quoted as home currency per foreign currency. A foreign exchange rate expresses one country’s currency, or money, in terms of another country’s currency and is usually quoted to between 4 and 6 decimal places. For example, France uses the euro (EUR), and suppose the EUR stated as a unit, were worth half of the U.S. Dollar (USD). In the U.S., a direct quote for France would be 0.5 dollars per 1 euro. In France, or any country that uses the euro as its currency, a direct quote for the U.S. would be 2 euros per 1 dollar. This also means if a person from France wanted to exchange 500 EUR for USD, he would get 250 dollars back. If a person from the U.S. traded 500 USD for EUR, he would get 1,000 euros back. Most countries, including the United States, use a direct quote when expressing foreign exchange rates. Other countries, however, use indirect quot
A direct quote is a word for word (verbatim) borrowing from another text. That other text could be a book, a web site, a magazine or newspaper article, another student paper, or an interview – in short, any text that is not the one you are writing at the moment. How does the direct quote work? In his article, “A Post-Generation X View”, Beat critic Guy Norbury writes about his first encounter with the legendary Beat poet, Allen Ginsberg. The following text is from Norbury’s published article: I imagined him to be the radical guru that he was. Inside the sloping skyscraper on West 42nd Street, I sat on the windowsill of the classroom on the fortieth floor and listened to the poet speak amidst the backdrop of the New York City skyline. I felt that I had just climbed a man-made mountain to listen to the wisdom of this old prophet. In spite of his age, he still spoke with the conviction of a young revolutionary. After the class, I was able to introduce myself and I offered my volume for hi
A direct quote is an exact, word for word copy of the original source. For example, In a paper analyzing primary sources such as literary works, you will use direct quotation extensively to illustrate and support your analysis (Aaron 257). This quote comes from the source exactly as the author had written it. A direct quotation usually corresponds exactly to the source’s spelling, capitalization and interior punctuation. Direct quotes must use a lead-in or tag phrase. In other words, direct quotes must be attached to your own writing. If you look at the above direct quote, you will notice the phrase For example, which is enough to satisfy the lead-in requirement. When attributing a quote to an author in your text, the following verbs will prove helpful: notes, argues, observes, writes, emphasizes, says, reports, suggests, claims, and comments. Generally speaking, you should cite the author by last name onlyas Brand, not Michael Brand or Mr. Brand. Using brackets and ellipses in direct
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