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APA_Handout_for_200 - Comm 200 Fall 2007 Discussion Section...

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Comm 200 Fall 2007 Discussion Section: Joyee APA Style for Term Paper General rules to consider when writing a paper: o Divide your paper into sections (as laid out in Prof. Sereno’s handout on the term paper) o Use double spacing and 12 pt. font (preferred APA typeface – Time New Roman) o Indent the first sentence of paragraphs – five to seven spaces [this includes the reference section] o Use “quotation marks” when copying words directly from another author indicating the title of an article, chapter or book There are usually two places where one finds source citations/ references in a paper I. Within the body of the paper II. At the end of the paper I. Within the body of the paper : every time you use, paraphrase or copy the idea of another author, use should give credit for it immediately; otherwise you have committed plagiarism a. When you paraphrase an idea from another author, include the author’s last name and the year of publication of the source immediately after you cite the idea. For example: Many Americans believe smoking is an unhealthy behavior, so they avoid it. It should be noticed, however, that in some states, especially in eastern states, smoking is a common behavior (Kinder, 2001). b. If you refer to the author in text that refers to his or her ideas, then there is no need to repeat his/her name in the citation. For example: Kinder points out however, that in some states, especially in eastern states, smoking is a common behavior (2001). c. When you are directly quoting a text of no more than 40 words, then cite the author’s last name, year of publication, and page number from which the quotation was taken immediately after you use the quote. For example: Many Americans believe smoking is an unhealthy behavior, so they avoid it. It should be noticed however, that “smoking is a common practice in some eastern states” (Kinder, 2001, p.12).
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