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Citing APA Sources, Tips to Prepare for a Certification Exam

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Original Student Question:

Imagine you are planning to sit for a certification exam that offers career-advancement opportunities. How would you prepare for that exam? Include factors such as time management, review process, family support, test day activities, etc.

Include at least one source in APA style to support your response. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

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The written portion of this assignment is quite brief at 200 words, about 1-2 paragraphs in length, so it sounds like the main purpose of the assignment is to demonstrate your knowledge of how to cite sources in APA style. All sources cited in APA style within the body of a paper/assignment are always listed inside parentheses with the author last name first, followed by the year of publication. The citation should appear at the end of the sentence, before the period.

For example:

Proper preparation for career certification exams requires hard ...

Solution Summary

This solution is based on a student submitted question regarding tips on preparing for a certification exam that offers career-advancement opportunities for those who perform well on the exam. Some specific tips are provided, as well as information on how to cite sources accourding to APA style.