Answered By: Kathryn Park Last Updated: Sep 22, 2017 Views: 37161
APA requires that any quotation over 40 words be started on a new line, indented .5 inches from the margin, double spaced without quotation marks, essentially a block quote. Here's how:
- Hit enter before the first word of the quote, and after the last word of the quote
- Highlight the text
- Right click and select paragraph
- Under indent change left to .5"
Miele (1993) found the following:
The “placebo effect,” which had been verified in previous studies, disappeared when behaviors were studied in this manner. Furthermore, the behaviors were never exhibited again [italics added], even when reel [sic] drugs were administered. (p. 276)
See more about in text citations on the Formatting, Tips & Sample Papers page of the Cite APA Style guide (link below).
- The instructions say to double-space, but the example displays single-spacing.
- Hi Grammy. Always go by what your instructor wants.
- If quotations are exactly 40 words, should these be set as block quotes?
- No John, the bock quote is only required when the quotation exceeds 40 words.
- The next line after the long quotation, has to be a new paragraph, or has to continue without indenting, or any of those?
- That's right Librarian in Puerto Rico. The long quote should be indented from the rest of the paper. After the quote, you resume the previous margin,
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