Support and develop your ideas with different types of evidence, appropriately referenced. Hover over these types to find out more.
A direct quotation uses the exact words of another author. Enclose quotes in quotation marks.
Paraphrasing involves expressing someone else's idea(s) in your own words, without changing the original meaning.
Summarising is using your own words to provide an overview of the main ideas of another text.
Tables and figures are used to display raw data, or to highlight information that is better described visually.
To learn more about using evidence, watch this video.
Here we look at how to use direct quotations, paraphrasing, summarising and tables and figures when you write.