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APA Referencing Workshop

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Darryl Rogers

on 20 February 2013

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Transcript of APA Referencing Workshop

APA Paranthetical or In-text Referencing How do I Borrow Other People's Stuff? Paraphrase Full Quotation Partial Quotation References Page Primary Sources APA In-text Citations Original documents or recordings pertaining to your topic (i.e. official records, diaries, speeches, raw research data, photographs, film footage, legislation)
Created at the time of study by people with direct involvement in the issue Secondary Sources But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. I Have a Dream Speech (Excerpt) ANALYZE Created AFTER primary sources
Talk ABOUT primary sources INTERPRET SUMMARIZE SYNTHESIZE To do or not to do... APA Basics use the third person point of view rather than using the first person point of view
e.g., The study showed that…,
NOT
I found out that….

the active voice rather than passive voice
e.g., The participants responded…,
NOT
The participants have been asked…. Point of View / Voice: Clear
be specific in descriptions and explanations

Concise
condense information when you can

Plain
use simple, descriptive adjectives and minimize the figurative language Language in an APA paper is: Typed, double-spaced, with two spaces after punctuation between sentences

Standard-sized paper (8.5”x 11”)

one inch margins on all sides

12 pt. Times New Roman font

Include a page header (containing the running head) in the upper left-hand of every page

Include a page number in the upper right-hand side of every page General Formatting Purdue University: OWL Writing Lab APA Style Guide Supports your argument based on source material authored by other people.
Information and arguments from other writers about a topic or primary source.
Examples: journal articles, books, films. Online Resources http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/
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