Referencing styles allow scholars to acknowledge other people’s ideas when developing content for academic purposes. There are different styles that learners can use, ranging from APA to MLA, among others. Scholars in the behavioral and social sciences use the APA referencing style to cite other people’s ideas on their study topics and research activities. By correctly utilizing the APA referencing style, learners overcome the consequences associated with plagiarism. Understanding the importance of developing original content and using it to influence outcomes in the learning environment presents an opportunity for scholars to review their interactions with other people in the community.
Paraphrasing allows individuals to summarize other people’s opinions and present them as if they were original. While there are approaches that should be used to paraphrase, learners should demonstrate a certain sense of understanding, highlighting their ability to overcome plagiarism (American Psychological Association, 2020). Reading to understand before writing enables one to overcome plagiarizing the original content in its content. Many learning institutions have developed stringent measures that discourage students from copying other people’s work. By developing software applications such as Turnitin and Safe Assign, instructors can flag plagiarized work and punish students by expelling them.
The APA referencing style is used widely in business writing because of its ability to guide individuals in making informed decisions that resonate with their changing objectives. Overcoming problems affecting corporations and other entities in the business environment yields positive outcomes that influence the nature of interactions between individuals. Formal business writing allows scholars to develop findings and present them in a manner that enables individuals to understand the cause of the problem and overcome issues affecting business relations in the corporate world. Notwithstanding, what are the approaches company managers can adopt to overcome the challenges of credibility associated with plagiarism?
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.