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).
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