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EDU 311/PSY 311 Educational Psychology: Writing and Citing

APA Style Manual

Resources for Writing a Paper in Education and Psychology

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Avoid Plagiarism


  • How to Paraphrase from Purdue Owl
  • Keep careful research notes and keep track of citations and where your information comes from.
  • Copy and paste judiciously.
  • Remember that most of the words you are using should be yours. Quotes from sources should be used to bolster your ideas.
  • If you paraphrase or quote, you need to cite.  Other people's ideas need to be credited as well as their quoted words.