Should there be any citation in my intro or conclusion paragraphs?
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The APA guidelines do not require or prohibit citations in an introduction or conclusion, so the choice is up to you.
- The APA Help guide shows a Sample Paper which has citations in the introduction, but that does not mean they are required.
- Those paper sections function just like the other parts of your paper. Any information that is not your own within your introduction & conclusion should be cited.
- For example, if you use a startling statistic to grab your reader's attention, you need to let the reader know where you found that information.
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