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Teacher Leadership : APA

Avoiding Plagiarism

To avoid inadvertent plagiarism, make sure you copy and paste the exact quote from a source and note the source right away. DO NOT WAIT.  Turn your working bibliography into an annotated bibliography.  Paraphrase or summarize what you glean from a source. Keep detailed notes on the source of  your information so you can find it again.

o When you commence writing a rough draft, make sure that when you make a claim, you support it with evidence in the form of other research, your own research, the writings of other experts in the field, etc. 

o To avoid inadvertent plagiarism, fill in the in-text citation right away. 

o To continue to avoid plagiarism, create a References list right away so you can keep track of the sources you cite.

APA Style

APA Video on how to format basic resources @ 8 minutes

Watch the video below to see how to format the following types of resources in your References section:

  • book
  • chapter in an edited book
  • journal article
  • journal article with DOI

Other APA Resources