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Bullet Point Citation

I have some bullet points want to cite from the text into my essay. How can I do that?

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Hi Morris,

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D Litting, 4 years ago

Hi Morris,

 

This is an interesting one. I can't see why you couldn't quote the bullet pointed area the way it appeared in the text of the document you are reading. It might be more graceful to rearrange the items in the bullet points into your writing, but if that isn't possible then perhaps you can include the bullet points in their own separated paragraph apart from your writing. This is the way of dealing with quotes longer than 30 words generally. I'll include some text from our website below to explain further.

Quote of more than 30 words

When making a direct quote of more than about thirty words do not use quotation marks but include the quote as a separate paragraph, indented from the text margin and set in smaller type.

 

 

..Hope this helps!

David @ UTS Library

Am I doing it right?

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Morris, 4 years ago

Am I doing it right?

Jayanetti et al (2008, p. 27) notes that bamboo protection by design involved 4 basic principles:

  • Keeping the bamboo out of ground
  • Keeping the bamboo dry
  • Ensuring good air circulation
  • Ensuring good visibility

Hi Morris,

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D Litting, 4 years ago

Hi Morris,

Yes, this is fine. Because it's less than 30 words perhaps to be safe pop some quote marks around the text you are quoting. With a set of dot points with this much text you could probably work the words into the text of your writing, but if you prefer to dot point it that should be ok too.

Thanks for asking us such an interesting question :) I had to go and ask Patrick about this one. There should be a little prize for that.

David @ UTS Library

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