Quote, Paraphrase, or Summary and Why?
When should I quote?
when the information is so important, you couldn't have said it better yourself when the information supports your ideas/arguments to show readers that what you are about to say is not your own writing ("Quote") good quotes should be used like salt--a little goes a long way
When should I paraphrase?
when you want to use your own words when you want to express the supporting ideas paraphrases should be used like spices--people have already used them, but can you use them in a new way?
When should I summarize?
when you want to keep it, short, sweet, and to the point when you want to show what the main idea of something is
All quotes, summaries and paraphrases MUST be cited using proper MLA documentation!