Here’s the seven approaches I recommend for using quotes in essays:

  • Avoid Long Quotes in Essays
  • Do not use a Quote to that takes up a full Sentence, Starts a Sentence, or Ends a Paragraph
  • Match Quotes with Explanations and Examples
  • Use a Maximum of 2 Quotes for every 1500 words
  • Always use page numbers when Citing Quotes in Essays
  • Don’t Italicize Quotes
  • Avoid quotes inside quotes

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. How to use quotes in an essay?

In general, it is all about where you insert a quote in an essay precisely and how you mark it. The essential thing here is that the rules of using quotes in an article are different for short and long quotes. The short quote is a fragment of the source text that is shorter than four lines.

2. How do you avoid too many quotes in an essay?

Avoid Long Quotes. Quotes should be less than 1 sentence long. Match Quotes with Explanations and Examples. Use Max. 2 Quotes for 1500 words. Use page numbers when Citing Quotes.

3. How do you write a long quote in a paper?

Long quotations. For quotations that are more than four lines of prose or three lines of verse, place quotations in a free-standing block of text and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, with the entire quote indented ½ inch from the left margin; maintain double-spacing.