Q. How do I APA reference a paper written by a student?

Answer

A paper written by a student:

  • Probably has not been published and is not retrievable by the reader.
  • The References Page at the end of the paper is to direct readers to locate the source.
  • So, the paper written by a student falls under the category of a personal communication.
  • Cite the personal communication in the text of the paper only.
  • Give the initials as well as the last name of the communicator with the date the paper was written.

Example:

According to the paper written by T.D. Smith (personal communication, April 18, 2019)...

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  • Last Updated Nov 20, 2019
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