Country Report (Pro)

 

Clean Up Your Block Quote

Use the following checklist to make sure your block quote is formatted correctly.

Lesson Steps

 
1

Block quotes should be indented 1" from the left margin. Here is how you do it:

  • Select your block quote.
  • Look for the ruler bar at the top of your document.
  • You will see a little rectangle and below the little rectangle you will see an upside-down triangle.
  • With your block quote still selected, grab the triangle with your mouse and slide it over to the 1" mark.
2

Did you put your block quote in quotation marks?

Fix it!

  • Block quotes do NOT get put in quotation marks.
3

Did you indent the first line of your block quote?

Fix it!

  • Block quotes get an even left margin. (Do not indent the first line of a block quote more than the rest of the block quote).
4

Did you punctuate your parenthetical citation correctly?

  • Block quotes get punctuated differently from in-line quotes.
    • For in-line quotes, the final period goes after the parentheses.
    • For block quotes, the final period comes before the parentheses.

Study the differences in punctuation:

  • "This is an in-line quote" (Johnson).
  • This is a block quote. (Johnson)
5

Congratulations! You're done with this lesson.

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.

Quiz