This paper isn’t going to make any sense at all; it’s written just to practice APA formatting for various references and to practice various in-text citations. I can tell that this paper is going to be boring to write; therefore, it is probably going to be boring to read. Even so, it’s still good practice for future reference.
The first type of references I’m using in this paper is two academic journals. I’m going online to find two random academic journals to do so. In the journal, African Journal of Business Ethics, Ogunyemi (2013) starts his writing with the quote, “Ethical reasoning is the process of arriving at moral judgements.” I have no idea of what else Ogunyemi writes about next. Nevertheless, another random academic journal states, “This paper is about robust and effective explanation and prediction of nsSNP-induced pathology” (Basit, Wechsler, 2013). I don’t know what nsSNP-induces pathology is, but it’s probably important to the authors.
Books are widely used, and that means I must know how to cite on in APA format. The nearest book to me is our class assigned book, They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, so I’m going to cite it. The first few sentences in the preface of the book states:
Experienced writing instructors have long recognized that writing well means entering into conversation with others. Academic writing in particular calls upon writers not simply to express their own ideas, but to do so as a response to what others have said. The first-year writing program at our own university, according to its mission statement… (Birkenstein, Graff, Durst, 2012).
I decided to show a different in-text reference style with this reference example. This style is used when the quote is fairly long.
The previous book cited has multiple authors; the next book I’m citing has one author–Suzanne Collins. In the book, the first sentence goes as follows, “When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold” (Collins, 2008). After this first sentence is a few chapters of boring followed by chapters of pure awesome.
A book with two authors is needed for this paper, so I picked one at random. Within the chosen book, the first statement is; “When I was little, my dad used to tell me, “Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”” (Green & Levithan, 2011). I have no idea what this book is about; I just know it’s intended for a juvenile audience.