Citing Sources: APA In-Text Citations
Carefully lead students through the guidelines for APA in-text citations. Note how the positioning of in-text citations depends on how the sourced information is paraphrased and quoted. Recommend that, whenever possible, students integrate the name and medium of source material in the context of sentence rather than in the parenthetical reference, especially when quoting the source.
As practice, have students write two sentences based on the following passage. The first sentence should paraphrase the passage. The second sentence should quote a portion of the passage. Students will also need to create an in-text citation for each sentence. Afterwards, discuss the different ways the sourced material could be cited.
- “He explained that they were all worried and resentful; they could not believe a young girl would come all the way from England just to look at apes, and so the rumor had spread that I was a government spy.”
Source: page 16 of In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall, published in 1971 by Houghton Mifflin Publishing in Boston