Placing the Quote

Step 1:
Select a Quote.
Put the Quote in the Middle of a Page,
Indenting 1" on the Left Side.

                 Wide was his parish, with
             houses far asunder, yet
             he neglected not in rain
             or thunder, in sickness
             or in grief, to pay a call
             on the remotest, whether
             great or small, upon his
             feet and in his hand a
             stave (Carlsen 97).


                                               Quote Notes
 1. Find good quotes first, which represent precise ideas,
       before writing anything else on the paper!   
 -- Put them in the middle of the page (9 -15 lines down),
       leaving room for the  later stuff which will go
       above and below the quote. 
 --Quotes are the exact words of the source,
       not summaries of information you have read.

 2. Quoted passages must always be completely indented
on the left side only (1 inch).
     A. Handwritten (for rough draft):
            Indent the left margin only and don't double-space.
     B. Typed: Double-spaced is correct for whole paper
           though Andrews likes single-spaced quotes better.

 3. Quotes should not be too long, too short, or too vague:
     A. Excessively long  including much material
          not relevant to the point.
     B. Too short to have enough meaningful detail.
     C. Summaries of general information which lack
          vivid detail of people or conditions.

 4. Quotes should be vivid and should clearly illustrate
        the idea under discussion.
      -Make them interesting so that the reader can have an
        emotional as well as an intellectual reaction to them.

 5.  Shorten long quotes to include the best parts of the incident 
       using your own stylistic ability to tie the best parts of the
       incident together. Use the ellipsis […], but don't overuse it.

 6.  Make sure that quotes have "bullability," including stuff that
       you can discuss well.

 7. Multiple Quotes may be used in a block:
      A. Using parts of the same incident
           (usually in chronological order)
           with transitional remarks between parts
           to keep the block on only one narrow topic.
      B. Using more than one example of the
            same type of behavior -
            which will have virtually the same analysis.

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