How do I use quotes in my essays?

When writing your essay, you need to have clear points for each section of your work. Plan, plan, plan! It really is the best thing to do. Now once you've done a brief plan, you'll be able to see the gaps where you can fit in quotes. Write them beside each brief point in your plan, you'll see an essay starting to take it's shape. Once you've started writing your essay, you need to analyse the language used in each quote. Why did you pick this quote? Why is it important to the question? And importantly, where does it fit in the piece of text. It is very clever to show the examiner that you don not see each quote as a stad alone thing, but as a device in the overall craft of the text.

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