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think and try

Look at the examples of long and short quotes and think about how the features in the table have been applied. Note that they use in-text referencing.

Long quotes

Example 1

Attitudes to the use of reward and punishment in child development differ greatly in the learning theories advanced by Neill and the behaviourist psychologist, Skinner. In Neill's view (1962), while:

the danger in rewarding a child is not as extreme as that of punishing him, the undermining of a child's morale through the giving of rewards is more subtle because, to offer a prize for doing a deed is tantamount to declaring that the deed is not worth doing for its own sake (p.148).

These theories clearly have implications for the context of classroom teaching and learning ...

Example 2

Gestural movement affects the work of artists and can be quite evident in their work. Pollock, for example, in Watts (1977) describes his creative process in the following way:

I don't work from drawing or colour sketches. My painting is direct ... The method of painting is a natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement (p.62).

Voulkos speaks similarly of his art and the creative process. For Voulkos, the crucial part of ...

Short quotes

Example 1

However, Commins (1993) notes from personal experience that 'it has always been difficult to persuade editors that children's books ... ought to be regularly reviewed' (p.17). This notable difference between attitudes to adult's and children's literature ...

Example 2

After the shooting down of innocent labourers during the 1913 campaign, Gandhi vowed to 'adopt labourer's dress, walk barefoot and take one meal a day' (Deogirikon 1964, p.155). It was a custom he continued all his life ...