Q. 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 has a Sample Paper with citations in the introduction, but that does not mean they are required.
  • If using an interesting statistic to grab the reader's attention, let the reader know where you found that information.

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  1. How would you go about citing it? like what would it look like?
    by Curious Scientific writter on Dec 03, 2018.
  2. The in-text citation would look the same as any other in-text citation. See Baker's APA Sample Paper on the APA Help guide (https://guides.baker.edu/apahelp) as an example.

    Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!
    by Patrick Mullane on Dec 03, 2018.

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