Unit 1 – Notes On Quotations

Each week, you will be required to include quotations from the texts in your responses. Please make sure to format all quotations correctly in MLA style. Keep in mind that a quotations should not be its own sentence in the body of your paragraph. You need some of your own language to introduce the quotations. So, for example:

Yes – Elie Wiesel explains how indifference allows violence, stating, “Indifference is not a beginning, it is an end. And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor—never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.”

No – Elie Wiesel explains how indifference allows violence. “Indifference is not a beginning, it is an end. And, therefore, indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor—never his victim, whose pain is magnified when he or she feels forgotten.”

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