Category Archives: Citation

When you are first learning to write academically, too much info and too much citing is better than too little.

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Citing outside sources takes time and practice to learn. Practice in your personal writing, like emails, in order to improve!

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“The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend.” Isaac Bashevis Singer

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“You don’t need to wait for inspiration to write. It’s easier to be inspired while writing that while not writing. . . .” Josip Novakovich

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The word “very” doesn’t serve much purpose. You can usually remove it and the writing will be stronger.

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Paraphrasing isn’t just important in APA, it’s a helpful study tool.

Paraphrasing is when you take someone else’s ideas and put them into your own words. If you paraphrase in an essay, you need to cite it. When studying, paraphrase the textbook or your notes to see if you understand the … Continue reading

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Not sure when to cite? Cite anything you didn’t know before starting your research.

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Cite your sources as you work. This will save you time in the long run. You won’t have to fumble around, asking “Which source was that again?”

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APA Citation Examples

These examples follow the most recent guidelines, APA 6th Edition. Some educators still use 5th edition. Always double-check with your instructor. I’m still learning how to format, so my example don’t have hanging indents. All entries on the Reference Page … Continue reading

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