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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian Last Updated: Jun 03, 2016 Views: 7903
Using APA in discussion posts is very similar to using APA in a paper. And it helps to think of your discussion post as a short APA paper without a cover page.
You need to cite your sources in your discussion post both in-text and in a references section. If you need help forming in-text citations, check out our in-text citation page on the APA guide here: http://guides.rasmussen.edu/apa/intext. Your references section will come at the end of your discussion post, and may look something like this:
Note: There is not currently a way to create a hanging indent if your reference goes on more than one line. Your instructor should be aware of this limitation.
For information about how to write a really good discussion post, see our answer here: http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/32510
For a video about writing a good discussion post, see: http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/32780