Sometimes a professor will say to the class "write a paper and cite your sources using APA style."
What are they talking about, anyway?
Well, anytime you write a research paper you need to show where your supporting information came from. If you didn't then you would be guilty of plagiarism, which is a serious offence. We'll get to that in a minute, but for now...
You need to cite or list your sources (books, articles, etc.) and you have to list or cite them according to a certain style. There are hundreds, but fortunately only MLA and APA are usually used at USM.
Watch this video to help you understand.
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