What is quoting?

Quoting is when you use the exact words of an author in your assignment. Quotations help support your arguments and help to reinforce or raise a new point. Always consult the guidelines in your module handbook for the format used by your school or department. 

Example of a quote in an essay:

Boden (1998: p72) states:

"The most common female crime prosecuted at the Quarter Sessions was that of battering men. This would suggest that women were not the passive and obedient members of society that men would have liked to believe they were."

Our section on referencing provides information on the layout and how to reference quotes.

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