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Direct and Indirect Quotes


Quotations are used to support the ideas you present in your writing. You do this to give your ideas or arguments authority. There are two types of quotations:
indirect (go to next) and direct.

Remember, when you use direct and indirect quotations from source materials in your writing, your aim should be to use this information to expand or extend upon your thesis point NOT to play the dominant role in the writing. Thus, you should not be presenting these words or ideas instead of establishing an argument, they must be incorporated into your argument. (Using Evidence in Academic Writing.)


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