Referencing?

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I get pulled down an entire grade because of my inability to reference in the body of the text. I understand how to complete a reference list entirely correctly, and I understand APA referencing.

I just have no idea how to reference in the body of the text - though I've tried to understand it.

Do I just quote the referenced part? Do I leave some sort of number after what is quoted? Or something? Do I use that number later in the reference list?

I've tried to read up on this but different places tell me different things. Any help?


http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

This is the APA section from Purdue University's website. I trust them much more than lots of other places!! Be sure you add this webpage to your Favorites before doing anything else.

Scroll down until you reach a series of links, two of which refer to in-text citations. In the first one (The Basics), there are very clear explanations and examples for short quotations, long quotations, and paraphrases. In the second one (Author/Authors), you are given explanations and examples for different cases: single author, two authors, three or more authors, etc.

If you want to put up an example from your paper, I'll critique it for you.

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