Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 5.6.3. Quotations

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

Quotations are phrases or sentences in writing that are copied word-for-word as they appear in the original source. Quotations are almost always referenced.

Definition (informal)

Quotations: What exactly did they say?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example includes the following quotation from Weinberg’s (1989) article:

"Genes do not fix behaviour . . . they establish a range of possible reactions to the range of possible experiences that the environment can provide" (p. 101).

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

Resources (web)

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