How to Use In-Text Citations in APA Format Worksheet

APA Guide

Practice with this In-Text Citations in APA Format Worksheet to make sure you follow the APA Guide. Ten exercises require you to write a sentence using either direct or indirect quotations while following the proper format for this style of citation.

How to Use In-Text Citations in APA Format

Instructions

For the exercises below, use signal phrases and/or parenthetical citations to work the quote into a sentence. Any information necessary for the in-text citations are provided. You can use direct or indirect quotes, but make sure to use at least four of each. In addition, for even-numbered exercises, assume it is the second time the source is cited.

  • Author: Randy Sonoma
    Publication date: 2011
    Quote: “The incidence of high suicide rates is partly due to a lack of sufficient intervention programs.”
    Page number: 138


    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Authors: Sarah Belkins, Ruth DeFone, Samual Cruz, Dan Smith
    Publication date: 2007
    Quote: “Children of alcoholic parents are less likely to find themselves in healthy, loving adult relationships.”
    Page number: 23

    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Authors: Sarah Belkins, Ruth DeFone, Samual Cruz, Dan Smith, Randy Sonoma, Rick Dunkin
    Publication date: 2004
    Quote: “Teenagers become increasingly susceptible to peer pressure as they grow older starting at age 12.”
    Page number: 237
    Volume number: 5

    Your sentence:
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Author: unknown
    Publication date: n/a
    Website name: Losing Weight Naturally
    Quote: “To lose one pound, an individual must burn an extra 3500 calories.”
    Paragraph number: 6

    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Author: Kylie Harris
    Personal communication type: email
    Date: July 3, 2011
    Quote: “I found it much easier to lose weight as a teenager than I do now that I am in my 30s.”

    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Author: Randy Somona
    Publication date: 2011
    Second publication cited by this author, and both have the same year of publication
    Quote: “Suicidal ideation is often formed when an individual has given up hope.”
    Page number: 48

    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Author: Anonymous
    Publication date: 2003
    Quote: “Slightly increasing the incline on a treadmill can reduce the impact on the knee joints for those who suffer from arthritis.”
    Paragraph number: 4

    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Author 1: Raymond Banks
    Publication date 1: 2005
    Quote 1: “Following a diet of 1000 calories a day or less is not advised without the supervision of a medical professional.”
    Page number 1: 125
    Author 2: Sheila Webber
    Publication date 2: 2008
    Quote 2: “Anyone who wants to follow a diet with a caloric intake of 1000 calories or less should first consult with a physican.”
    Page number 2: 32

    Your sentence:
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Author 1: Brandon Rose
    Publication date 1: 2009
    Quote 1: “Circuit training is more effective than a weight lifting training program.”
    Page number 1: 245
    Author 2: Cecil Rose
    Publication date 2: 1999
    Quote 2: “There are advantages of circuit training over doing a program that focuses solely on weight lifting.”
    Page number 2: 17

    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________

  • Authors: Brian Henks, Brenda Smanke
    Publication date: 2001
    Quote: “Sustainable weight loss is most often achieved through losing weight slowly by following a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise.”
    Page number: 387

    Your sentence:
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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________