Formatting direct quotations properly in mla format view worksheet using direct quotations involves using the exact words of others in your paper, and under the mla format, you must format quotations differently depending on their length short quotations are less than four lines of prose or three lines of verse ( poetry. How to format block quotes this one also varies depending on the referencing system you're using however, most approaches stick to a few basic rules: begin block quotes on a new line indented from the main text don't use quotation marks, but make sure a full citation is given if citing multiple paragraphs, add an extra. Mla style uses the author's last name and page number with no comma in between for in-text citations the name can be omitted if it's given in the signal phrase do not put a comma between the author's name and the page number or use p in the in-text. 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. Indent the poem one inch from the left margin do not use quotation marks ronald wallace's poem “the student theme” describes words as if they were people: the adjectives all ganged up on the nouns insistent, loud, demanding, inexact their latinate constructions flashing the pronouns lost their referents: they. Whenever you use a direct quote, you must indent the quote or put it in quotation marks direct quotes should be in quotation marks () if they are relatively short longer quotes should be put in a separate paragraph, and indented in this example from a student's essay, look at how the two quotes are presented differently.
Mla formatting quotations summary: mla (modern language association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities this resource, updated to reflect the mla handbook (8th ed ), offers examples for the general format of mla research papers,. Principle 2: longer quotations (50 words or more) and shorter quotations to which the author wishes to give special emphasis are set off from the text by being indented both right and left (without quotation marks) «eg» principle 3: both forms of quotation are followed immediately by a citation to the quoted work (with an. 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.
Apa publications use the author/date in text citation system to briefly identify sources to readers each in-text citation all in-text citations referenced in the body of work musr appear in the reference list and vice versa the author-date formatting rules: • indent the block quote five spaces or half an inch. The mla handbook for writers of research papers (new york: mla, 2009) offers this advice for creating block quotations: if a quotation extends to more than four lines when run into the text, set it off from your text by beginning a new line, indenting one inch from the left margin, and typing it double-spaced,. Leave no space above and below the long quote make the text size the same as the essay text size indent approximately one centimetre to the right do not use quotation marks students often misunderstand the role of quotations in writing and overdo the strategy: students include four quotations where one would do.
It is separated from the rest of the paragraph by one free line above and below it is indented at left and right margins it may be in a smaller point size it is preceded by a colon it does not use quotation marks the citation includes author, date and page number(s) that the quotation was taken from example: one answer to. 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. The footnote citation all sources of information such as quotes or borrowed ideas must be acknowledged in your essay for block quotes, omit the quotation marks, start the quote as a new paragraph on a new line and indent the whole quote 1 cm from the left-hand margin of the page don't indent from.