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APA: mini-workshops, exercises, examples, and more!

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1. APA style, is this sentence correct?

In her discussion of the sharing culture of students in the digital revolution, Blum (2009) observes, “It is today’s college students, the first generation of the Internet era, who are storming the barricades.  No wonder that faculty members whose job it is to initiate them into the ways of the academy are feeling increasingly embattled and bewildered” (pp. 38-39).

Yes or No

 

2. A student may wish to include direct quotations in an essay for the following good reasons:

(There may be more than one correct answer.)

A.     precisely relays a complex idea

B.     an easy way to make use of a source

C.     brings a unique and original twist to an argument

D.    for bonus marks

 

3. In APA style, which example of a direct quote is correct:

A.     After surveying the literature on plagiarism, Kier (2014) observes that, “the data support the notion that many students do not fully comprehend plagiarism and therefore might benefit from more education about it” (p. 228).

B.     After surveying the literature on plagiarism, the author observes that the data support the notion that many students do not fully comprehend plagiarism and therefore might benefit from more education about it (Kier, 2014, p. 228).

C.     None of the above

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