Read through the presentations and handouts in this section (or in Moodle) in order to familiarize yourself with when and how to ethically cite your sources using the APA style. Once you've read through the material, go to Moodle, and complete the Part 3 activity.
The Writing Center is ultimately your best resource for help on using citation styles and avoiding plagiarism. There are a variety of ways to contact them or set up an appointment:
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The American Psychological Association (APA) style is a system of guidelines for writing and formatting manuscripts to facilitate clear communication. As a graduate student, you will use the APA style most often to format your citations and reference lists.
Paraphrasing is often defined as putting a passage from an author into “your own words.”
To successfully paraphrase, consider following these steps from the University of Wisconsin Madison's Writing Center: