this is an old post too, thanks

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this is an old post too, thanks

Postby sangr » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:01 pm

very old post thanks!
thanks so much!
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Re: how do you write quotes in an essay?

Postby cinephile » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:11 pm

If you're serious, then use "quotation marks," in each of those scenarios.

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Re: how do you write quotes in an essay?

Postby sangr » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:22 pm

cinephile wrote:If you're serious, then use "quotation marks," in each of those scenarios.



im serious.

thanks for the serious reply

then what are italicizations used for>>? i swear i saw those being used to refer to qoutes and to terms that are not normal.

thanks!

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Re: how do you write quotes in an essay?

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:23 pm

You are joking right?

EDIT: Apparently you are serious.

look, quotes can be italicized but usually you don't unless you want to emphasize something. Italics can also be utilized to denote thoughts...meaning, if you were thinking something and didnt say it out loud and wanted the reader to know what u were thinking, u can italicize it
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Re: how do you write quotes in an essay?

Postby cinephile » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:25 pm

sangr wrote:
cinephile wrote:If you're serious, then use "quotation marks," in each of those scenarios.



im serious.

thanks for the serious reply

then what are italicizations used for>>? i swear i saw those being used to refer to qoutes and to terms that are not normal.

thanks!


Well, you could use italics for emphasis, inclusion of foreign words, or a number of other things. I've seen in fiction where a character's internal monologue is in italics (so talking to his/herself) while the regular dialogue is done using quotes.

ETA: Sorry I asked if you were serious, but the formatting of your post seemed a bit unusual.

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Re: how do you write quotes in an essay?

Postby emciosn » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:28 pm

for a nickname put it in quotes the first time you use it then after that no quotations or italics. For conversational quotes I would use quotation marks. I think you have maybe seen the italics in literary works when the main character is having an internal monologue or something. Obviously the rules for your PS are a little different than the rules a novelist would follow.

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Re: how do you write quotes in an essay?

Postby MumofCad » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:48 pm

I began my last personal statement like this:

Ana a-Kurd, khalas” – “I am Kurd, enough.” My Syrian mentor intended to silence me. Moments earlier, a man had begun conversing with him in a language I had never heard. I was stunned and intrigued. I wanted to know what they were saying, but I was hushed. I learned later that my retired Syrian air-force mentor had taken a risk divulging his ethnicity. If overheard, it could cost his life.

I chose this because it was a foreign language translation and because I wanted dramatic impact. I also wanted to set aside the prompt from the substance, and because it was succinct and translated I think it worked.




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