If you want to make an impact on your reader, you can draw on the potential of quotations.
The effective use of quotations augments the power of your arguments and makes your essays more interesting.
Begin and end short quotations with double quotation marks.
Do not leave a space between the quotation marks and the text.
Proper formatting of quotes, attributions and citations differs slightly depending on whether you are using Modern Language Association or American Psychological Association style, but general principles apply to both.
Check with your instructor to determine the precise style desired.
Begin the quote on a new line, indent the entire quote one inch farther than the body of your text and do not use quotation marks.
A quote must be the source's exact words, but sometimes you will only need the most relevant words.
In this case, you should use the block quote format.
Properly placed quotes add power and detail to your essay writing.