An Exercise in Apa Formatting

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Paper- Quoting and Paraphrasing APA Style Stephen Webster Abstract The following activity serves as an exercise in the application of APA style formatting for direct quotations and paraphrases. Following three examples of each, the manuscript flows into a brief evaluation of the resources retrieved from the NCU library, along with an assessment of the reference materials used to research APA style formatting. Finally, the steps taken to research the correct citation formats for the integrated quotes and paraphrases are outlined. Activity 1: Paper- Quoting and Paraphrasing APA Style Few would argue against the importance of and need for rules regulating the format of scholarly writing. This exercise in the application of APA…show more content…
Each of these assets offers consistent interpretations of APA rules, easy to find explanations, and clear examples of various formatting. The OWL (2010) asserts that APA “makes it easier for readers to understand a text by providing a familiar structure they can follow (OWL, 2010, Style workshop section, para. 5). It is the combination of techniques proposed by the above resources that may not only heighten a student’s understanding of APA formatting, but may ultimately help to fortify the pool of peer reviewed articles available. The following outlines the steps taken to research the citation formats for the above. I. Choose Desired Text A. Read and evaluate applicability of subject matter from articles related to organizational behavior from NCU library 1. Determine the number of words in the direct quote a. if the passage has 40 words or more, format the quote as a long quote (OWL, 2010, Citation basics section, para. 5) II. Prepare 3 Direct Quotes A. Format a direct quote with the author’s name in the signal phrase 1. Apply appropriate APA guidelines a. include the author's last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses in a signal phrase b. include page number for the reference preceded by "p." in parenthesis at the end of the quote, followed by a period (OWL, 2010, Citation basics

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