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Answered By: BethMarie Gooding Last Updated: Apr 10, 2018 Views: 2568
Quotations of 40 or more words are block quotations. The quotation begins on a new line and the whole quotation is indented. No quotation marks are used and the citation is at the end of the quotation after the final punctuation mark.
Place direct quotations longer than 40 words in a free-standing block of typewritten lines, and omit quotation marks. Start the quotation on a new line, indented ½ inch from the left margin, i.e., in the same place you would begin a new paragraph. Type the entire quotation on the new margin, and indent the first line of any subsequent paragraph within the quotation ½ inch from the new margin. Maintain double-spacing throughout. The parenthetical quotation should come after the closing punctuation mark. (Angeli, et al., 2010, para. 27)
To see an example of a block quote in a paper, check out page 6 of our APA Sample Paper: APA 6th Edition Sample Paper
To do the block indent, use the block indent button (see below):