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APA 6th ed Style Guide: Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Rueker, T. (2010). Citing research & avoiding plagiarism. Retrieved from http://www.academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=65680

Incorporating Research into Your Paper

In academic writing, it is essential that you incorporate the research from outside sources to support your arguments. This is done through quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing the work of others. The majority of these citations should be paraphased or summarized, with quotes used sparingly. 

TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE PARAPHRASING AND SUMMARIZING

  • Take notes while you do your research. When writing, work from your notes rather than working directly from the original sources.
  • After writing, check your work against the original source to make sure you have not inadvertently quoted.
  • If you quote, be sure to indicate it in your text: short quotes in double quotation marks (""), longer quotes indented.
  • ALWAYS CITE YOUR SOURCES.

EXAMPLES

Some examples of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing can be found at the Purdue OWL.