It is a plaything." Post navigation ← Writing in English as a Second Language: Tips for Students Prewriting Techniques for Your Essay → The prize was a copy of Somerset Maugham's 'Introduction To Modern English And American Literature.' Asking about quotes in general is like asking, “What are the best words to use?” That’s so sweepingly vague as to be useless. These are the pieces of evidence you’re using to prove your thesis – obviously they’re super important! Ones applicable to your topic. At the age of 12 I won the school prize for Best English Essay. In today’s global world, the importance of English can not be denied and ignored since English is the most common language spoken everwhere. When it comes to any of your HSC English essays, quotes are a really, really, really big deal. These phrases are suitable for language tests such as TOEFL or IELTS. What are you talking about and what are you trying to communicate? To this day I keep it on the shelf between my collection of Forester's works and the little urn that contains my mother's ashes. Formal and Informal English; Correcting Grammar Mistakes; 2. In an academic essay, these phrases will probably be too informal because they are too personal. You are welcome to The World of Quotes and Quotations. So, that saying is applicable for a website also. We all need a little pick-me-up now and then, especially those who are trying to learn English!And since we’ve been sharing inspirational messages for so long, we’ve collected a few of your favorites for days when you need extra special English learning motivation. Informal English Phrases. If you want to know the structure of a good essay paragraph, check my post here. Thomas Love Peacock (1785 – 1866) declared that a book that furnishes no quotations is no book. As a result of our response, this page was created and this page consists of quotations and nothing but quotes and quotations. Direct quotations should be used only when paraphrasing would change the effectiveness or meaning of the author's words or when the author is a noted authority and the idea could not be better expressed or said more succinctly. This entry was posted in Essay Writing and tagged literary analysis essay, literary essay, quotations, short quotes, using quotes on January 19, 2016 by Steve Aedy. Every Monday, we share images and quotes aimed to inspire and motivate you along your English learning journey. That means that knowing them off by heart is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up to succeed. Many students tend to overuse direct quotations in their essays.