Q. How do I quote a source?


The Strayer Writing Standards guide outlines how and when to use direct quotes.

Quoting is citing another person’s work word-for-word:

  • Place quotation marks at the beginning and end of quoted information.
  • Limit quotes to two or fewer sentences (approximately 25 words) at a time.
  • Do not start a sentence with a quotation.
  • Do not end a paragraph with a quotation.
  • Introduce and explain quotes within the context of your paper.
  • Add the author’s last name and a number to the end of the quote as a citation (which will be the same on your Source List).


  • Last Updated Nov 24, 2020
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  • Answered By Amber Eakin

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