OK, sorry, but i HAVE to bring this up! I see parents doing this, students doing this, and people who claim to be getting 2300+s doing this! THE QUOTATION MARK GOES AFTER THE PERIOD!
For example, this is correct:
The Yale Admissions Officer said that it "is hard to get into the school."
This is NOT correct:
The Yale Admissions Officer said that it "is hard to get into the school".
Sorry, I know I sound like a really anal freak, but it's just embarassing to see so many bright kids and parents making the same mistake over and over again, AND MAYBE IT WILL HELP YOU WITH COLLEGE ESSAYS!