Unit Eight

Giving Credit to Sources and Learning APA

This is another big week for you as you learn APA skills, how to avoid plagiarism, giving credit, revising and editing which are the last two steps in the writing process. You are also learning the proper way to say thank you to the source material.

You are nearing the end of the term and are standing on a strong foundation now. Enjoy learning these new skills. Once again, the learning provides a big return on the investment since these are skills you will use in most future courses (if not all.)

Unit Eight Overview

  1. Complete the Learning Activities.
  2. Complete the quiz.
  3. Participate in the Discussion Board.
    • Post your main post.
    • Respond to three or more classmates to exceed expectations.
    • Make sure to review the sample discussion board post located in the actual discussion board.
  4. Attend and participate in the seminar or complete Option 2.
  5. Submit the Unit Eight Assignment.

Late Policy Reminders

Due by the end of Unit Eight: You may still submit the Unit Six : main discussion post, Assignment, seminar option 2 and quiz.
Due by the end of Unit Nine: You may still submit the Unit Seven and Unit Eight work by the end of Unit Nine.
No late work is accepted after Day Three in Unit Ten.

Some Helpful Reminders When Citing Sources

APA uses author and year to cite the sources. This means, that the author and year are cited inside the text (in the in - text citation) and on the reference page.
This should match. Meaning, if a source is cited on the reference page, it must have a matching in - text citation. And if a source is cited in the text, it must have a matching reference citation.
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One approach is to use a highlighter and color code the sources.

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Here are some examples of ways to cite the source inside the text:

Using a signal phrase:

Teitler (2016) explains this is one way to cite a paraphrased sentence inside the text.

Teitler (2016) explains, "this is one way to cite a direct quote inside the text."

Without a signal phrase:

This is one way to cite the source in a paraphrased sentence (Teitler, 2016).

As you begin to learn citing the sources, and other APA requirements, I suggest start small and simple. Do NOT feel like you need to memorize this. In fact, citing sources is only important when you are citing sources. So my suggestion is to know WHERE to find the help you need so you can cite per the requirements.

Below are some resources to help you succeed

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Let's Make it a Great Week!

Please do call or email if you have questions. I am eager to read your final Unit 8 papers and appreciate all of your hard work!
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