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Are you frustrated by recent changes to the APA guidelines? Remember that if you have a long direct quote, it is cited differently.
Place direct quotations longer than 40 words in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, indented five spaces from the left margin. Type the entire quotation on the new margin, and indent the first line of any subsequent paragraph within the quotation five spaces from the new margin. Maintain double-spacing throughout. The parenthetical citation should come after the closing punctuation mark.
To see how this will look, go to the owl.english.purdue site by clicking here.
I often have students ask me for examples of how to write in APA format. With the recent changes in the 6th edition of APA, it can be even more confusing. I think the following link has a good example of what an APA paper should look like: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090212013008_560.pdf
I often have students ask me how to remove that annoying extra space between paragraphs in their documents. Check out this video to find out some quick tips on setting up your papers in Word.