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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.

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