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"MLA style encourages you to expend fewer words introducing your sources, and more words developing your own ideas."

When I used to write I would always spend so much time writing out quotes and then expanding upon them. But that was highschool. When I came to Seton Hill I learned how to incorporate the important words or ideas in my sentences. So instead of having a sentence put aside for a quote, I only use a few words of that quote in my sentence to help prove my point.


There's nothing actually wrong with quoting a whole sentence, but when you are writing a three-page paper and each page is half-filled with a long paragraph (which you then summarize at length), there's little room for your original ideas. So it's a good idea to reduce the length of your quotations as much as possible.

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