Some students wonder why there are multiple citation styles. Different citation styles are needed because researchers have different priorities. For example, APA tends to be used more in science classes because it places a stronger emphasis on dates and new research than MLA, which is often used in your English classes. The research you do for your KINE classes will use APA style.
The Southeast Reading Writing Center can help you with citation questions. The Writing Center has live chat and asynchronous (email) options to get individual help with formatting your citations. They also offer multiple workshops you can attend for free that focus on APA style.
Resources to Help You Use APA
According to the TCC Student Code of Conduct, plagiarism is the use of work or ideas without proper acknowledgment of source. Prohibited behaviors include, but are not limited to:
Plagiarism and its consequences are easy to avoid!
1. Do your own work.
2. Acknowledge other people's work by citing it.
The APA Plagiarism Tutorial will teach you how to properly cite and paraphrase information. If you have any questions or concerns, ask your instructor, a librarian, or a writing tutor for help.