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CITATIONS: INTEGRATING SOURCES USING SIGNAL PHRASES

Help students understand the importance of in-text citations, and how, where and when to use them correctly.

INTRODUCTION

Signal phrases are a combination of words that include reporting verbs and nouns; for example, think of a newspaper discussing events and presenting both sides of the story through quotes of an interview, descriptions of a scene and facts.

Presenting information in writing is similar; besides quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, you must also include context, citations, and an explanations of a source. 

WHAT ARE SIGNAL PHRASES?

WHY SHOULD I CARE ABOUT THEM?

SIGNAL PHRASES WITH EXAMPLES

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CAPELLA UNIVERSITY - SIGNAL PHRASES

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VERB TENSES WITH APA

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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - SIGNAL PHRASES

CHOOSING THE RIGHT VERB

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COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS - CHOOSING VERBS FOR SIGNAL PHRASES