¯ Occasionally you will want to copy a comment or definition exactly as it is written. This is called a quotation and rules must be followed.
¯ Anything that is copied word for word must be enclosed in inverted commas. After the quotation, place in brackets the author?s surname, the date of publication and the relevant page number. e.g. (Walker, 1992, p.12).
¯ This will refer the reader to the end of the assignment where the full details are available in
¯ In the essay, reference should be made to quotations or diagrams used to support the argument you are developing.
When an earthquake occurs, seismic waves radiate out in all directions from the focus or hypocentre, the point of origin of the earthquake?.(Butler, 1999, p80)
If you use quotations, diagrams or pictures in your essay, you must acknowledge them to avoid plagiarism. (Stealing someone elses work)
REFERENCES AND QUOTATIONS IN THE BODY OF THE ESSAY
Short quotations (no more than three lines) can be shown by inverted commas e.g.
When an earthquake occurs, seismic waves radiate out in all directions from the focus or hypocentre, the point of origin of the earthquake? (Butler, 1999, p80)
Longer quotations are indented and separated from the rest of the paragraph by leaving a line above and below the quotations.