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The Americas: Paraphrasing & Quoting

Paraphrasing & Quoting

Quoting an paraphrasing in APA

Part I: Quoting & Paraphrasing

Instructions: Let's practice writing an in-text quotation and paraphrasing a source. There's a couple of ways to do this. Use the paper your librarian provided you and create one example of both quoting and paraphrasing. 

Please use these resources:

Purdue OWL: How to Cite Direct Quotations  

Citing Paraphrased Work in APA Style  

This is the article you will be quoting and paraphrasing from:

APA-style citation: Roberts, S. (2017). 'If I Hadn't Gotten Fired From Salomon ...'. The New York Times. p. 9. Retrieved from: Science in Context,


Part II: Paraphrasing

Instructions: Let’s practice borrowing the “main idea” of a text.

Using Brainy Quote .Com, or other website, find a favorite quote online and re-write it “in your own words.” Then write a sentence to describe what it means to you. Share this with a partner. Does it make sense? Does it alter the meaning of the original? Is it too much like the original?

the APA Citation Game

APA Citation Game

      Instructions: take a break by playing the APA Citation Game.

      Citation Game:

What was your score? : ___________

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