Good Explanation of APA in Text Citation Discussion Response


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What is APA in-text citation?

APA in-text citation is used when you are referring, summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting a source that is not your own. It is used by the including the author’s last name and the year of publication such as (Smith, 2020). When using for direct quotations you include the page number as well such as (Smith, 2020, p. 100). You must also include a complete reference at the end of your work that is alphabetized by the last name.

What is the difference between paraphrasing and direct quoting? Do you need to include the page numbers in paraphrasing? Do you need to include page numbers in the direct quote?

Direct quotation is quoting from the direct source word for word where as paraphrasing involves a summarization of information from a source. For a direct quote you do need to include the page number but you do not need to include the page number for paraphrasing. from a direct source.

What is a direct source quote? Give an example of a direct source quote?

A direct source quote is when information is directly quoted into your work such as “The whales rule the ocean” (Rodriguez, 2020, p. 45).

What is an indirect source quote? Give an example of an indirect source quote?

An indirect source quote is when you are using information from an author that has been included in another author’s work. For example Rodriguez (2020) stated that “The sky is blue.” (as cited in Mathews, 2020, p.45).

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