Good morning dear my colleagues. This is the right theme that I wanted to discuss or get more information passionately as you can realize this is the most important issue for anyone who studies at university. Citation, paraphrasing, formatting writing a reference is a big deal for me personally. I first had an experience with APA citation style when I entered Nazarbayev University in August 2014. I didn’t have any idea about anything how to cite or even what is it.(I felt myself like a fish leaf out on the sandy beach) For me it was just letters, dates, commas, dots and commas again. I noticed that some of my group mates have a good command of using APA citation. I thought that it is not so important however when I was warned about plagiarism and the using of right citation format I decided to look through the internet myself and learn the things that I didn’t know about this method. Every student who wants to make a research or write any report using somebody’s article, book, or phrases should realize that he needs to cite and tell or show where the information comes from; the source is shown in the reference list as a rule. There are some citation styles like APA, MLA etc. every educational institution demand to use one of this styles.
There is also a rule of formatting of citation, even a bracket, a comma or inverted commas are valuable as you may be asked to re-do your work of citation. During my long journey along with the rules of citation I have found many useful web sites, videos, and citation machines. The first one that I recommend is www.purdueowl.com , this web site is great as the language that they explain how to use is easy to understand. I also watched some official videos on www.youtube.com and the best citation machine where you just enter the necessary information that you have and it will help you to cite properly : http://www.citationmachine.net/apa/ and http://www.citefast.com/
I can honestly say that I am not so perfect and professional in using APA style, exactly I have a problem with in-text-citation before every reference writing I always look back to do it correctly. I hope that my post and some web sites that I advised would be helpful. Thank you for attention and the time you spend on reading and commenting my blog.
Citation machine., (2015, September). Retrieved from: http://www.citefast.com/
Retrieved from: http://www.citationmachine.net/apa/
Retrieved from: www.purdueowl.com
APA in-text citation., (2015,September 17.)Retrieved from: www.youtube.com