Integrating Direct Quotes
Key Take Aways
Direct quotes should always be integrated into your essay. If you force the quote in, it will not make sense in relation to your argument.
Remember the rule of three: Introduce your source, integrate the quote, and reflect on its relevance to your argument.
Do not use excessive quotes to pad your essay's word count. It will only result in a lowering of your grade.
The more relevant the quote, the more you'll have to work with.