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Paraphrasing, quoting and summarising: Quoting example

What does it mean when you are asked to paraphrase, summarise or quote text?

Example of quoting

Example of a quote
Top tips to remember:
Quoting is when you use the author’s /text’s words directly (as they are)
There are two types of quotes:
Short quote is a sentence, phrase, or part of a sentence from the text, which is reproduced exactly (less than 40 words)
Block quote is a longer quote indented and formatted differently from your own text to identify it is text taken from an original source (greater than 40 words). This text should be exactly as it is written. 
All quotes should be introduced, explained and commented on in your work.
In text citations, including page numbers must to be provided
Remember that a full reference list should be included at the end of your work