Thursday, October 8, 2009

Advice on What to Quote

What should I quote?
Choose something that:

-Elicits feeling (answer, determination, excitement, frustration).
-Surprises you.
-You consider worth sharing.
-You disagree with or you agree with.
-You feel is wrong information.
-Is said in an unusual, catchy way.
-Is important for other people to know.
-You would like to talk or write about.
-Reminds you of a similar situation

Remember: Selecting a quotation does not mean finding a sentence with quotation marks. It means finding a full sentence or part of a sentence--with or without quotation marks-- that you copy word for word and attribute to the original writer.

-Taken from "Step Up To Writing"

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