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7.3: Citing Sources

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    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand what style is.
    2. Know which academic disciplines you are more likely to use, American Psychological Association (APA) versus Modern Language Association (MLA) style.
    3. Cite sources using the sixth edition of the American Psychological Association’s Style Manual.
    4. Cite sources using the seventh edition of the Modern Language Association’s Style Manual.
    5. Explain the steps for citing sources within a speech.
    6. Differentiate between direct quotations and paraphrases of information within a speech.
    7. Understand how to use sources ethically in a speech.
    8. Explain twelve strategies for avoiding plagiarism.


    Quinn Dombrowski – Bilbiography – CC BY-SA 2.0.